Friday, November 30, 2012

What I Learned About Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs are pretty universally known and loved. We learn about them as a kid even before school most of the time. Through the compulsory courses of science we expand our knowledge further until the fun is almost taken away and put into such a deep science we forget the initial spark we felt as a kid.

Life continues and we procreate, or know someone else who has. The new children, wide eyed and full of rawrs, continue the dinosaur legacy. We want to share with the little rugrats what we know.

Brian Russell has illustrated and written a very fun book that combines the initial childlike wonder meshed with bouts of science. The book is mixed with humor and science, and has a personal touch of his experience  in learning about them (which is very likely to be on target with your experience too.)

Give the book a read if you get the chance. I think you will enjoy it. It will be for sale at a later date. If you don't have kids, find nieces and nephews or grandkids or godkids. It will make a good Christmas/birthday present.


P.S. Kickstarter has brought a few fun things into my life and this is no exception. If you haven't ever toured the site, you should. You can help make dreams come true.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My son, the Buddhist

Trey: You Only Live A Few Times  
Drew: You mean You Only Live Once  
Trey: Nope, I'm Buddhist.

Friday, November 9, 2012

me at the moment

My emotions are all over the place right now. I can't even sort them out. Happiness, sorrow, excitement, fear, anticipation.. and just.. so much. I am too overwhelmed from so many angles. I am not complaining in the least. I am just scattered more than usual. Soooo if I jump from mood to mood or thought to thought, just hang in there.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Amoral without god?

In my philosophy class we had to answer whether or not belief in god is reasonable. No use of religious texts could be used, this was strictly an opinion piece. I wish I were as eloquent as Lance. He speaks so clearly and so well. I tend to get jumbled up.

Additionally, there was a girl who had the argument that if god was not real then we would have no moral codes because without fear of the creator we would all be amoral. I was floored. I am not amoral. I might not be a saint but I am far from amoral. The thought that we can't control ourselves without fear of burning for eternity made me sad. Has she no faith in people at all? Does she think I will murder people at my own whim because I do not fear the flames? It made me very sad. Being without a belief in god does not make someone without a conscious or a sense of decency. I know beautifully kind atheists and I know very cruel Christians. People are people regardless of which side of the god line they are on. You have good and bad apples on both sides. How very very sad she made me.