The Big Think

July 11, 2012

Truth in Journalism

Filed under: Politics — jasony @ 8:40 am

How’s this for a yearbook quote?

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And here I always thought the purpose of journalists is to report the things that are actually true. You have to admit… there’s good reason that most Americans don’t trust the media any more.

Relativistic Baseball

Filed under: Games,Humor and Fun,Science — jasony @ 6:34 am

What would happen if you threw a near-lightspeed pitch?

July 10, 2012

Eagle Lake

Filed under: Disclosure — jasony @ 3:45 pm

The impact of the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado on Eagle Lake camp. My old boss, Jack McQueeny, narrates the story of what happened to the camp. I’m surprised how affected by this video. Eagle Lake had a large part of forming who I am today.

Juice Bars and James Joyce

Filed under: Education — jasony @ 10:04 am

Quoth

Filed under: Quoth — jasony @ 8:38 am

“A fundamental principle in politics is that a small number of people willing to push their agenda will always dominate a large number of people who just want to live in peace and mind their own business.”
Tim Daughtry

Sprechen zie English

Filed under: Education — jasony @ 7:37 am

How to learn a language in 90 days.

July 9, 2012

OCS

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 6:12 pm

Do you suffer from OCS? Is this just my passive-aggressive way of letting you know? 🙂

July 8, 2012

Quoth

Filed under: Current Reading,Music,Quoth — jasony @ 9:31 am

“Too many people think speed is the hallmark of a good musician. It’s understandable. But how quickly you can finger notes is the smallest part of music. The real key is timing.
It’s like telling a joke. Anyone can remember the words. Anyone can repeat it. But making someone laugh requires more than that. Telling a joke faster doesn’t make it funnier. As with many things, hesitation is better than hurry.
This is why there are so few true musicians. A lot of folks can sing or saw out a tune on a fiddle. A music box can play a song flawlessly, again and again. But knowing the notes isn’t enough. You have to know how to play them. Speed comes with time and practice, but timing you are born with. You have it or you don’t.”

Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man’s Fear, p 53

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