Month: May 2010

A verse on rain.

In my little corner of infinity
far above the sky explodes with light
seven hundred million pieces of the sky
fall upon the world from out of sight


The Art of Manliness.

Hey all, this is just a plug for one of my favorite websites, The Art of Manliness.

“The Art of Manliness is authored by husband and wife team, Brett and Kate McKay. It features articles on helping men be better husbands, better fathers, and better men. In our search to uncover the lost art of manliness, we’ll look to the past to find examples of manliness in action. We’ll analyze the lives of great men who knew what it meant to “man up” and hopefully learn from them. And we’ll talk about the skills, manners, and principles that every man should know. Since beginning in January 2008, The Art of Manliness has already gained 53,000+ subscribers and continues to grow each week.”

They have everything from how to start a fire without matches, to all the baseball pitches every man should know, to how to shave properly. Lots of good stuff, and worth checking out whether you happen to be a man, a woman, or anything in between.

China and Tibet. And the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama was here in Madison recently, and though I didn’t get tickets in time to see him, he was there to open the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Investigating Healthy Minds. He’s been an idol of mine, someone whose attitudes towards life and existence we could all benefit from.

It is my firm belief that any group of people who would exile someone like the Dalai Lama are a bunch of fucking tools. That means the government of China. Good luck to the people of China getting those assholes out of power.