26 February 2007

Eric Severide?

War is something that happens inside the man...

Happiness - A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard

What Teachers Make by Taylor Mali - Fantastic!

Phonetic Alphabet - Alpha to Zulu

19 February 2007



Med Student's Decision Tree for Choosing Specialty

Med Student's Decision Tree for Choosing Specialty

17 February 2007

Reading about niacin therapy for controlling cholesterol in The New 8-Week Cholesterol Cure.

12 Writing Tips from George Orwell

16 February 2007

Dunno why, but I found this video moving. It's of a spent solid rocket booster separating from the NASA space shuttle and falling to earth, landing in the ocean. Be sure to have sound on. The recorded sounds make it quite eerie.

Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Falls to Earth

15 February 2007

Heard a piece on NPR about kids and intelligence. Those that believed, or were taught, that intelligence grows as you learn, that the brain grows and makes new connections all the time, those kids did better in school (based on math scores?). While those who believed or were taught that intelligence is fixed saw little or no improvement (on math scores?). Need to track down. Some Ph.D. wrote a book.

25 Things You Should Have Learned by Middle Age

12 February 2007

The 7 Laws of Emmet Fox

It's something we've heard before, The Wilhelm Screen.

The Wilhelm Scream

11 February 2007

6 February 2007

"All good work is self revelation" I heard director Sidney Lumet say that in an interview. He was probably quoting someone else....

All good work is self revelation.

Saw an interview with Paddy Chayefsky. He said that TV is never truth. It can't be. Especially TV news (this from the writer of Network). Why? Because TV reports on an 40 minute speech with a 30-second soundbite.

But all reporting selects. This is a value judgment, this selection, reporting process. Reporting can NOT be objective. The best it can do is try to find balance in the points of view reported.


What Is Intelligence Anyway? by Isaac Asimov

Here's truth in advertising...NOT safe for work (lots of crude language but--OH--so appropriate):

Truth in Advertising

Digital Ethnography

3 February 2007

Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

Get the Edge by Anthony Robbins

True Friendship Poem

How to Give a Pill to a Cat

Burglar's Advice - Best Place to Hide Money

Probably one of the funniest of the Mac/PC commercials:

Vista's Security - Cancel or Allow?

1 February 2007

Primal doubts - Heard that phrase on the movie Network. Primal doubts...Enter it in Google and you get little. Primal doubts. What do that mean? What was screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky trying to say? Primal doubts?