Sunday, July 29, 2012

The moment that you fully accept how little control you actually have over the events that occur in your life, it becomes very easy to always assume the best in others.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Locally grown cherry tomatoes with fresh mozzarella cheese, basil, and oregano. Topped with freshly milled sea salt and black pepper.

I believe that I have found my new favorite snack.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

"As for the claim that evolution has never been 'proved', proof is a notion that scientists have been intimidated into mistrusting. Influential philosophers tell us we can't prove anything in science. Mathematicians can prove things - according to one strict view, they are the only people who can - but the best that scientists can do is fail to disprove things while pointing to how hard they tried. Even the undisputed theory that the moon is smaller than the sun cannot, to the satisfaction of a certain kind of philosopher, be proved in the way that, for example, the Pythagorean Theorem can be proved. But massive accretions of evidence support it so strongly that to deny it the status of 'fact' seems ridiculous to all but pedants. The same is true for evolution. Evolution is a fact in the same sense as it is a fact that Paris is in the Northern Hemisphere."

- Richard Dawkins, The Greatest Show on Earth

Friday, July 13, 2012

First, I convinced myself that I did not matter.

Then, I came to believe that nothing mattered.

Now, I realize that everything matters.

And it has been the most ruinous of the three.

Monday, July 2, 2012

"But that's why we all want to fight you - to learn your secret. Don't you get it? You are the Crownless King, the one who got out. You reached the top, then walked away."

- Alice Twilight, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle