Monday, August 31, 2009


A few months ago, I wrote that if people were really concerned about global warming causing Washington DC to be under water in the future, they should take out their pencils and start redesigning the Capital now. I found a website on Seasteading. It has some interesting ideas for ocean living. The pictures are fun to look at, but I’m not sure if any of them include the New White House.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Substitutes for Self-confidence

In The Ordeal of Change, Eric Hoffer talks about how to overcome that awkwardness that most of us feel when we begin something new.
Faith, enthusiasm, and passionate intensity in general are substitutes for the self-confidence born of experience and the possession of skills.
I sometimes imagine opening up my arms wide and just flinging myself with mindless abandon.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Learners and Change

In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.

Eric Hoffer

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Gift of Change

The greatest gift from God to man is a growing mind, one that expands from day to day as the light of truth breaks upon it. Were it otherwise, were our ideas fixed and changeless, life would be intolerable and existence a sterile waste.
Abel Leighton Allen