Apr 5, 2010

Change of Address!

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Apr 3, 2010

Life As A Human Article: Easter in Rome is Not for the Faint of Heart

Maybe I should back up a bit here, and explain my views towards religion. I'm what I call "vaguely Catholic". I was baptized, and I remember going to church sometimes when we were kids. My family celebrates Easter and Christmas, but these are really just wonderful excuses to overeat. It's what Jesus would want! Did we learn nothing from the whole feeding-a-million-people-with-half-a-fish story?

I know, I know. I'm going to hell. If it exists. That's the beauty of being vaguely Catholic. You can answer most religious questions with a shrug. Like this actual re-enactment of a conversation I had in a high school civilization class:

Me: I like Dürer.
Classmate: His paintings are evil. If you like them then God won't love you.
Me: Hmm...
Classmate: Don't you care that you're going to hell?
Me: (shrugging) Meh...[...read more]

Photo Credits:"Praying Hands" by Albrecht Dürer

Apr 1, 2010

Life As A Human Article: Dude, Pimp My Mice!

Anyone who has ever tried to sell anything will tell you how important it is to “network.” I put this in quotes because, as far as I can tell, it’s just a fancy term for talking to people. You let people know what it is you do, and then remind them at every opportunity. As a writer, I recognize that this is an important way to get people to read my stuff. I also recognize that I’m rubbish at it. I’m all, Hey, I have this blog that you could check out if you like, but it’s probably not your kind of thing so never mind… Awkward!...[...read more]

Photo Credit

Happy Lunar Year Of The Mouse © be_khe @ Flickr. Some Rights Reserved