Archive for February, 2010

Another Meeting at the Caf

27/02/2010 Leave a comment

The a couple days ago at the caf, another girl came up to me and said she found my blog, also while looking for Wacky Wednesday. Apparently if you google it, this blog comes up first – who knew? So anyways, here’s a shout-out to Sara. Nice to meet you and I hope you found what you were looking for 🙂




Wacky Wednesday, Episode 2

18/02/2010 Leave a comment


And after:

The only downside is that the fringe part of it is the perfect length to get into my eyes when I’m playing ping-pong…



It’s a Small World

11/02/2010 1 comment

I was at the caf by my rez today, getting a croissant, and this girl came up to me and said “Hey, I’m in your econ class, and I found your blog the other day and thought that I recognized you from somewhere. I was looking for Wacky Wednesday information.”

Introductions followed and turns out that her name was Aviva! I read Freakonomics a while back and they predicted that Aviva and Akiva (the male version) would be two names that would become popular in the near future….I saw the name Aviva and instantly thought BINGO! That’s what I’d name my daughter! Funny coincidence eh?

Definitely one of the cooler experiences I’ve had…I’m glad people are actually finding this bizarre collection of ramblings. I wonder if Aviva’s reading this?

She closed with “And I might have read a little bit of it….”

Glad to hear it.



Government – the Grand Paradox

09/02/2010 2 comments

The modern definition of a state, as defined by Max Weber way back in the early 1900s, goes something like this:

A group of people having a monopoly on the legitimate use of force in a defined area.

In this case, force equates with violence. From this definition of a state, it follows that politics is based on violence insofar as that if I do not follow the law, and I resist every attempt to force me to follow it, at the end of the day there is a man with a gun who will shoot me if I do not comply.

I find this paradoxical because, as I interpret it, a government’s role (in liberal democracy, at least) is to preserve the welfare of its people. So basically we have a bunch of people whose job is to preserve our welfare pointing guns at us.

And that’s my amusing musing for the day.



My Heart, When I Behold

01/02/2010 1 comment

Every time I see a city at night, I look at the lights over the city, and I think it’s such a pity.

When I see a city, this is what I think. And I can’t help but wonder:

What did this place look like before us? And how can we achieve a happy union between that which was and what is now?

Please take the time to watch the video – it’s long, but it’s worth it.



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