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A Note on Everyday Speak and Science Linguo

June 23, 2010 by


In the middle of reading “The Language of Science” by M.A.K. Halliday. Lot of stuff I think I understand, but can’t immediately put into words. But there was a particularly eloquent example of the difference between plain everyday language and the language of science on page 56. Exhibit A:  “The driver drove the bus too […]

Metaphors to Keep in Mind while Running

June 18, 2010 by


Running is mental. I’ve been told that so many times, I don’t remember where or who I’ve learned it from nor who has said it. But as a result of this meme being embedded in my mind, I always thought I could think my way out of running.  I could think my way out of […]

Running, Interconnectedness, and Human Understanding

June 15, 2010 by


I’m not getting Deepak Chopra on fools.  Or at least I don’t want the public perceptions of what he does coming down on me and my personal views. I’m the same agnostic, hip-hop lovin’, joke-crackin’, booty-smackin’, bike-rackin’, progressive-minded Angeleno. Believing in the subjectivity of the human experience, I am not quite sure what pain I […]

Two Inspirational UCLA Johns Lost in One Weekend

June 12, 2010 by


UCLA lost two inspirational Johns last weekend on June 4th and June 5th. I’m kinda disappointed in UCLA for the way they over-emphasize the death of one John over another. One John, everyone is very familiar with.  Last name Wooden.  He died at age 99. He coached UCLA Men’s basketball teams.  He won 10 NCAA […]

Graff Board: Share Your First Experience(s) with Race

June 7, 2010 by


I really really really like reading more of what people think and have experienced.  It’s why I spend hours reading message boards from sports to politics to science.  It’s why I’m going to study how people think. Whenever I read what people think, I’m not really judging the intelligence or the quality of what people […]