Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gravity: The mutual attraction of one body to another across a distance.

I was listening to CBC Ideas tonight and David Abrahm was talking about how we are so caught up in science that we have stopped trusting our senses. I didn't agree with everything he said (particularly about language or Husserl), but I did agree when he said that we don't tend to notice the wonders of our world, including things like gravity. He thinks that a lot of modern technology is the cause of this, but that's something that's been going on for so long that I think we would have eradicated all wonder by now if it were true. Honestly, do you think that everyone would stand in wonder of a rock, or the ocean, or the wind if they didn't have a cell phone? I simply think that there are people who wonder and people who do not and there are people who spend most of their time in wonder only occasionally because life has a way of distracting you. I also think that there is as much to wonder about in science as we find in the senses, and that most scientists would agree. In fact, maybe most of what he said was baloney now that I think of it. It's way too pessimistic.
I have never stopped seeing the wonders, they awe and astound me every day, they fill my head with amazement that we are here and able to take it all in. It's one of the things that I love about my kids, that they sometimes stop running and I know that they are sensing one of the miracles of the world and processing it, feeling it. I don't think that we ever lose that once we discover it, it's only a matter of taking a moment to reconnect with it.

Friday, March 20, 2009

How do I explain to my screaming daughter that she has to wear tights when I myself hate them with a fiery passion?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

To some of the ladies who share the washroom on my floor

If you insist on doing the standing mambo while you pee, please wipe the seat.
Don't be disgusting, or if you do, just use the men's room.

Thursday, March 05, 2009