A few years ago, I heard a new definition of strength: that a strength is an activity that strengthens you and a weakness is an activity that weakens you. I like this definition better than what I had previously thought, which is that strengths are the things you’re good at. It is entirely possible to … Continue reading Strength
I swear I read somewhere once that dreams are one of those topics of conversation to just not pursue. They’re up there with what route you took to get to whatever location you’re in and you’re now boring the person you’re talking with about how you turned left here but hoo-boy the traffic, and then … Continue reading Talking about dreams
I just can’t with favorites. I can’t think of anything in life that I have an absolute, all the time favorite of. I don’t have a favorite book, song, movie, TV show, dessert, drink, pen, author, season. And I don’t have a favorite quote. I’ve spent too much time already today agonizing over this question. … Continue reading I won’t pick a favorite quote.
If I could time travel, I wouldn’t go forward, because I don’t think that’s possible. The future is unmade and dependent on billions of inter-related choices and circumstances that all affect each other and are unknowable until they happen, so unless every microsecond in every space is predetermined, everywhere on earth and elsewhere in the … Continue reading Time travel preferences
Portraits are my favorite photographs. I don’t mean posed studio portraits, I mean portraits that capture the essence of the person(s) in them. Annie Liebovitz is my idol for portrait photography. Typically, I am very bad at photographing people, and so I tend not to do it. My family also happen to be camera-averse. As … Continue reading Favorite photo I’ve ever taken
You know what’s mysterious? Deep sea vents. More than 1000 meters below sea level — often more than 1 mile deep – where there is not a hint that such a thing as light even exists, where darkness is absolute, and where water pressure is more than 250 times the atmospheric pressure at sea level … Continue reading Hydrothermal worms