Archive for February, 2015

No Miracle People

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

I really enjoyed this short video. Richard Feynman discusses what it takes to be a great scientist. There are no miracle people.  It just comes down to getting really interested in something, putting a great deal of time and energy into understanding it, and enjoying the entire process.  That’s all there is to it.

More Thoughts On Rap Music

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

Geraldo Rivera is taking a lot of heat for comments he’s made about rap music and how it’s a toxic influence on young people.  Watching his TV interviews, I agreed with him.  Maybe that’s a sign that I’m getting older, but a short exercise reviewing hip-hop lyrics will illustrate my point. Take Dr. Dre’s song Bitches […]

Slugging Through The Mud

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

When I woke up this morning, I found myself thinking about how it’s much easier for us to waste our lives  than it is to make something of ourselves.  This world has a million different things competing for your thoughts every second; it’s unrelenting.  I wanted to take a brief moment to share some thoughts […]

University Life

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

I feel bad that I haven’t posted anything in the last two weeks.  I’ve had a lot of things in mind, but this semester I’ve taken a large load of “mickey mouse” courses (my adviser’s description, not mine), and they’re taking up all my time.  I’ve finished all the mathematics and physics courses that I’m […]