Monthly Archives: August 2007

Africans to Bono: ‘For God’s sake please stop!’

Within my mind, several different factions have different reactions to this article. Libertarian: Of course, simply giving people or nations money breeds dependency and laziness in individuals and governments, not innovation; it turns workers into beggars. Charity is not the … Continue reading

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Fun Photographs

A bird was perched on a neighbor’s roof, and I took its picture. Then, I switched to my 200mm zoom lens and took another picture. During the winter, my roommmate Chris decided to try writing in the snow with his … Continue reading

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Camping

Tonight, I leave time of refreshing, bug spray (98.11% deet), and fire. CGSA will be taking its annual camping trip. I am on the sub-committee planning it. We will be going to Lake Hope State Park. I have never been … Continue reading

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Independence Day 2007

I know this entry is quite late. I am trying to be more prompt and timely in my blog. For Independence Day 2007, I attended two fireworks shows. The first was Red White, and Boom, which is the official City … Continue reading

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Political Discussion at CGSA

UPDATE: The final paragraphs were altered in the hopes of creating greater clarity at 3:57 pm on Aug. 22. I shall be leading a discussion at a CGSA meeting later this summer; my topic will be “Thinking Out Loud,” which … Continue reading

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Surprising Levels of Praise for my Hayes Forum 2nd Plance Finish

I have been repeatedly honored an complimented for my Hayes Forum Prize. I have been hesitant to post this entry for fear that it would appear arrogant or prideful. However, I have decided that since I am repeating the accolades … Continue reading

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Physics & Music

One is a science; the other is an art. However, they are connected in myriad ancient and fundamental ways. Some time ago, a band director told me that the pitch of a brass instrument sharpens (gets higher) when the temperature … Continue reading

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Free Geek

Yesterday, about a dozen members of CGSA volunteered at an organization called Free Geek. People donate old or unneeded computers to them, and volunteers either disassemble them for recycling or repair them for re-use. Reusable computers are given to non-profit … Continue reading

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What is Wrong with Christians Believeing Young-Earth Creationism? Answer #4

Answer 4: “Love the LORD your God…” This may seem contradictory, but staunchly defending a YEC interpretation of Genesis can be unloving towards God. Specifically, it can lead to discrediting God via postulating a “God of the gaps,” misinterpreting scripture, … Continue reading

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My experience at the Ohio State Fair:

A delicious smoked turkey leg roughly the size of my forearm A chocolate shake A life-size cow, calf, and piece of Swiss cheese sculpted out of butter. A deep-fried Snickers bar Weird Al Yankovic, in concert Photographs coming as soon … Continue reading

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