Maturity: Emotional Attachment’s Decline

Feelings for others are one of the most challenging facets of life that people must deal with. Emotional attachment is a powerful feeling that you feel towards another person. In a healthy relationship, this feeling is usually positive (caring, love, kindness) and in a negative relationship can be harmful (anger, bitterness). Either way, emotional attachment can feel overwhelming if you have never dealt with it before and even for those who have it can be rough.… read more “Maturity: Emotional Attachment’s Decline”

New Years Eve 2008: ACT Theatre

Tomorrow, Joel and his hordes of minions descend upon the ACT Theatre in downtown Seattle to celebrate all of the joys of 2008 and cheer the coming of 2009.‚  Jarek, Nick, Plato, Bryan, Kenny and many other friends will join me in ringing in the New Year with unlimited drinks, food and beautiful ladies. Adventures will be had, stories will be made and Seattle will be rocked.… read more “New Years Eve 2008: ACT Theatre”

Social Security: Giant Ponzi Scheme

A Ponzi scheme is an illegal scam that operates by paying old investors with new investors money, until the scheme opera

tor runs out of new investors/victims.‚  Bernard Madoff, a hedge fund operator, recently was discovered to have been running the largest Ponzi scheme anyone has yet been arrested for, allegedly stealing $50 billion from his investors.‚  Madoff basically took new investors money to pay consistent (but false) 10% returns to his older investors.‚  He finally was caught when his fund completely ran out of money.‚  The SEC said it appeared that all of the assets of Madoff’s hedge fund business were missing.… read more “Social Security: Giant Ponzi Scheme”

Debate: Religion Vs. Evolution

The great and mighty Black Rooster sent me the following video of a debate between Christopher Hitchens and Rabbi Shmuley Boteach on the subject of religion versus evolution.

The debate video is very long, but it is interesting and fun to listen to. Rabbi Boteach does one of the best jobs I’ve heard of defending religion, however Christopher Hitchens still wins out.… read more “Debate: Religion Vs. Evolution”

iPhone 3G Sadness

As I stood after sending a letter to the President tonight (as my grandpa says), my most treasured possession fell out of my pocket and into the drink to swim with the not-fishes.‚  I turned around to see to my horror my iPhone 3G sacrificed to the porcelain gods as the water swirled around it.‚  Quickly, I thrust my hand in to rescue it and it came out still operational, so I shut it off.… read more “iPhone 3G Sadness”