on faith and emotion

been thinking about the relationship of faith and emotion lately. i started thinking about emotion again after having this slightly unsettling experience last year where my subconscious gut emotional faculties seemed to be much more aware than my supposedly rational…

hello 2003: guns, go-karts, and putt-putt

i shot some guns today. i don’t particularly like guns, as i fall into that liberal camp which believes guns kill people–but then you’ve got to know your enemy, right? sure doesn’t help that i just saw ‘bowling for columbine‘…

dad in surgery

as i type, my dad is in LA undergoing surgery to have a tumor called an ‘acoustic neuroma’ removed from his brain. [Update: surgery is finished, dad is alive, tumor is gone.] i haven’t written much lately because i’ve been…

inventory of bother

right now i am working like a demon on the database that i’ll be taking to cambodia. i could live where i am currently living *forever* if it wasn’t for the fact that i can hear EVERY IMPACT OF OBJECT…

i wish

the anti-“bush’s stupid war” movement continues to pick up steam. what an opening sentence: Just maybe the zeitgeist is beginning to shift. my lazyweb idea: create an overthrow bush movement (and obligatory website). clearly he’s a tyrant. i’d almost rather…

confronting negative expenses

i hate that feeling of not being able to solve a problem after devoting multiple hours of my full cognitive focus on it. my problem: negative expenses. well, i’m going to cambodia on friday. i leave early friday morning and…

from tokyo: saturday 17:37

agh! 13 hours on an airplane and i am in japan! it is saturday here already! i am really worn out. i need a suitcase with wheels. almost bought one for $475 in detroit. as i was dozing on the…

from phnom penh: monday 19:12

i am in cambodia. imagine a city with a gazillion people all riding around on these moped/motorcycle things (called moto-dups), imagine being able to pay for everything in dollars and when you get change back, anything less than a dollar…