Sunday, March 9, 2014

A bit of a ramble.

I am actually relatively new to programming. It's something that I wish I had known about before starting college. It irritates me that I didn't really know much about computers before I took up chemistry. It's because of this that I floundered about in the first few semesters. It's this in particular that irritates me. Fortunately enough the mathematics courses and the General Chemistry courses that I took will go toward my new major. Still I feel as if I have put myself at a disadvantage. Yet, I still don't think that this was entirely my fault. When I was in high school I had some experience with chemistry, and I liked it. What I found was that chemistry was challenging and interesting. The notion that I could take something and make it into a new material was amazing to me. That with the knowledge of chemistry I would be able to do something significant. I thought that I would have had an advantage over my classmates when going into a a degree in chemistry as I had had two full years of chemistry in high school. It turns out that essentially all of what was covered in those two years was only about three months of the first semester. I enjoyed the work nonetheless but high school was a poor preparation for what was to come. I suppose that in hindsight I should have known that. Still I wish that there had been an opportunity for greater diversity in course work in high school. There is just so many fields of study that weren't really addressed. The uses of mathematics are left to vague notions that teachers never really elaborated on. The world psychology is useful everywhere from business to art. The interconnection between different scholarly pursuits are simply too diverse to include in the mere four years of high school. Yet, there has to be a way to expose students to a wider variety of occupations and provide real, meaningful information to them about these positions. I recall that a great many of my classmates left for college with the intention of becoming teachers. While this may be a noble pursuit it strikes me that this may be because they have simply had very little experience of potential employment outside of the school system. I have been wondering how it may be that a student might be exposed to the broad possibilities before them without having to go out into the world to seek them out. Right now if they want to know more about the world they have to try to teach themselves. It's a rather difficult task to teach oneself when you don't even know what you are ignorant of.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Still here...

This blog seems to have been setting aside for a while now, but never fear those wandering the inter-webs. I have yet to disappear completely. The semester is getting to it's busiest point now, and the only reason that I am writing now is that I arrived to class early, and decided to check up on my blog here. I have noticed that people continue to pass through, without reading much of anything it seems. Feel free to look around newcomer, and if you want to take a look at lighter fare I have another blog discussing my fiction writing efforts as well. That is located at: It is not just about Fateless though, and I have a page there that details the first few chapters of Little Giant, which is to be part of a completely separate series(in fact I don't intend on it being any longer than a two-part series, but we'll see what happens).

Meanwhile for this blog I want to see if I can get back to working on my next post, which I am going to title "The Potency of Passions" in order to elaborate a bit on how I am not an emotionally void, purely objective, sort of creature.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

School Work

It is probable that I am not going to be adding anything new here for a week or so, since I have to catch up on school work. I am still going to be coming back to this site in order to update it as more feedback comes in on my posts that are already up.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Re-Working a Thought

I have had a few people read over my page on marriage and I have decided that I am going to re-write it in a few different sections. I had thought that the two primary subjects contained therein were closely related enough that I could simply present them together without too much trouble. Unfortunately for me reality is far from being so simple, and I have determined that it would be better to expand upon both ideas in separate essays. They will be written and posted in short order(hopefully) and the original write up will be taken down.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

New Page

I have posted a new, much shorter, essay on the sidebar today. I don't think I am going to make it a permanent feature of the blog though. Since there is so little to read here at the moment anyway I will allow it to stay where it is. When I have decided that I have more interesting material to share with you then I will post the entirety of that essay in the running blog and then I will delete the page. That way it will still be archived and accessible should someone wish to come back later and share it with a friend.

Monday, September 9, 2013

More Writing

I am working on a couple of essays now, and I think I am not going to put them on their own pages. They are not as practical as the one that I put up before now. They don't require much explaining, and are not really applicable to anything. They are simply different ways I try looking at the world. So when I get them finished and edited I will put them up in the running blog. I've decided it would be a good idea to let the running blog be a way of putting up my more philosophical thoughts. They have probably been thought of before, but I just wanted to examine how I came to certain conclusions.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

First Essay completed

My first thought has been posted! It is not a complete thought, as it has yet to be refined from outside sources. If you want to help to refine my ideas then please comment, and have your friends comment. I want this to be a community project, not just a place for my thoughts, since everyone can be affected by a big idea, everyone should get to affect the idea.