Adventures in Everyday

Break This Rule
July 30, 2008, 12:04 am
Filed under: personal

"For the sake of your safety, please don’t risk any adventure"

I’m posting this from China, where WordPress is forbidden. My apologies for its probable ugliness / nonexistence.


Brendan Boehr’s Artwork
June 7, 2008, 10:19 pm
Filed under: artwork, personal | Tags: attack

1. Art Attack

This innocently morbid image is from a poster that I made for my friends’ Arts and Crafts night. Cool kids do arts and crafts. I’m totally cool. Seriously.

It may be a cute image, but do note that this man is being impaled with colorful pencil crayons.

2. Heart Brain


A Poem
June 5, 2008, 12:20 pm
Filed under: artwork, personal | Tags:

If her curves and valleys are
green pastures and sunlit meadows,
then my fingers are sheep
and my heart a shepherd

The Smile Factory
May 28, 2008, 11:53 pm
Filed under: academic, personal, psychology | Tags:

Inspired by a true story and a truly beautiful girl

Kissing quietly in my car behind her apartment building, it became increasingly obvious that the darkness outside posed no threat to my girlfriend’s luminous charm. She’s beautiful. A moment earlier, I had been trying to describe to her what I thought and felt each time I tell her that she’s pretty. I believe that statements like “you look pretty tonight” should be announced to one’s girlfriend somewhat sparingly, in order to prevent the compliment from losing its luster. Unfortunately, I find myself telling her how pretty she is every time I see her. Each time I say it I remind myself that maybe, just maybe, she won’t appear quite so exquisite the next time I see her, and, maybe, I’ll feel comfortable enough to keep my compliments to myself.

That never happens. Continue reading

Cannibals, Force-Fields, and Natural Selection
March 13, 2008, 12:20 pm
Filed under: internet, personal, science


I am a Black Hole for Information

I am subscribed to many more electronic newsletters and rss feeds than is good for me. I get email updates from:

On top of that, I have rss feeds from:

So when any one of these web services delivers a thought provoking item, I tend to bookmark or make a tab for it so that I can blog about it later. To the right you will see the tabs that are open in my browser at this very moment.

This is not a good system.

I so rarely get around to writing anything down! Perhaps it’s because every time I start writing something I end up doing research, listing sources and using APA format; or perhaps it’s because at any given time I have at least 20 things that I want to blog about.

Starting now

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