Category Archives: Musings After Midnight

Songs of the Semesters

Part of my second attempt at a PhD involved music. As I returned to test taking, I returned to pre-test music playlists. The mix varied from term to term, based on the highlights of courses and life. (Originally in summer … Continue reading

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On Being 40

There’s a countdown going on right now. 1 minute, 12 seconds. Unless something extreme occurs, screwier than a screwball comedy, I’ll be a 40 year old virgin. 25 seconds now. There’s no fancy ball drop. No Taylor Swift or Ryan … Continue reading

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2015: Sticks and Buckets

Having published an overwhelming three posts in 2014, it’s time for a summary, right? As I watch Ryan Seacrest hand his coat to Taylor Swift, and wait for the ball drop, I’ll use the same basic categories as 2012 and … Continue reading

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Missed Chances over Mozzarella Sticks

The past six weeks have comprised my worst time at Georgia. We all have factors that make us happier. For me, I can identify five: sunny weather, agency (resources and power to do interesting work), community, love, and honor. In … Continue reading

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2014: Strive, Cultivate, Praise

I don’t write many posts, nor have I had many readers – never 100 views in any day. This blog has never been about mass popular communication. As I hear fireworks (or perhaps gunshots) ending 2013, I’m writing a summary … Continue reading

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I Choose to Go to the Moon

To become a better speaker, I study great speeches and speakers. Though I do read some, most come from the 20th century, because we don’t have earlier audiovisual records. In case you’re wondering, my choice for best speech of the … Continue reading

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2013: What’s wrong with the white knight?

Last year, it took me until late June to publish my resolution, Taylor Swift World. I’m quicker this time. Did I live life more passionately? Well, let’s first review 2012. UN Member States Travelled: 7. In order of visit, USA, … Continue reading

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Taylor Swift World

Even though it’s the end of June, and The End might be near (key sign: Harvard in NCAA men’s basketball tournament), it’s not too late to announce 2012 resolutions. After all, half the year remains. I resolve to live life … Continue reading

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Time Traveling Bonus Hour and other laws

It’s been quite a long time since I’ve written just a post. There are so many other things to do. But now, I’ve got the “bonus hour”, when 1:59 AM changes to 1 AM. Yes, I know the change from … Continue reading

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Blinded by Choice

I experienced one of the problems with American health care tonight: 94 eye care providers. While this may seem like a marvelous example of Kapitalism at work, I am worse off than if I had fewer options. Let’s delve into … Continue reading

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