Posted on December 8, 2013
Construction of the Twin Towers.
As a teenage user of cyberspace, I have this internal conflict between retreating inside myself and absorbing the world via simple consumption of media versus so-called “expressing myself” on the Internet and regurgitating some of the media I consume. My dilemma is blogging vs. blogging. Looking back at my old blog, I wince at how dumb/pretentious I sound, making me want to retreat further inside myself, but I fear that with retreating, I’m losing some of the articulation abilities I once had. I’m worried that if I convince myself that I have nothing important to
regurgitate say, than I won’t have anything to say ever.
O, the pressing conundrum!
What do you people think? Is it better to blog or stay quiet (I realize I pose this question on a blogging website but agh nonetheless)?
Surrender of General Burgoyne by John Trumbull, 1821. What this depicts is the British surrender on October 17, 1777 after the Second Battle of Saratoga. Burgoyne gives his sword to General Horatio Gates (who stole all of Benedict Arnold’s credit in this battle just saying). Daniel Morgan stands next-ish to him in white.
A person I work with has a tattoo like this — historical tattoos are the best!
The lazy man does not stand in the way of progress. When he sees progress roaring down upon him he nimbly steps out of the way.
Christopher Morley, in his essay On Laziness from 1920
March 30th, 1981: White House senior staff gather in the Situation Room to discuss the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan.
From left to right:
Helene Von Damm (Director for Presidential Personnel),
Fred Fielding (White House Consul),
Drew Lewis (Secretary of Transportation),
Richard Allen (National Security Advisor),
Don Regan (Secretary of the Treasury),
Alexander Haig (Secretary of State),
David Gergen (Director of Communications),
Max Friedersdorf (Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs),
Larry Speakes (Acting Spokesman for the White House),
Richard Darnum (Assistant to the President),
Caspar Weinberger (Secretary of Defense).
Picture from here.
A German painting from 1834 of people playing Ninepins, basically bowling but with nine pins instead of ten. In colonial America, people played this game on tables.
If anyone cares, the name of the painter is Friedirch Eduard Meyerheim.
President James A. Garfield’s casket lying in state in the Capitol Rotunda. Garfield was shot at a train station in DC on July 2nd, 1881, and died on the Jersey shore (doctors thought being by the ocean would be good for him) on September 19th.
How a seemingly simple change can have a profound effect on everything from academic performance to bullying. “Sleep is the greatest crea
Thank you!! More sleep please!!