Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Contrary to what any of you might think, I don't actually hate anyone. It's not in my nature to.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Last night, I dreamt that I was cruising on a highway through Shanghai; neon lights streaking, wind flaring, car rushing past the infinite columns that overwhelm the ancient landscape and attest to the rise of the fastest growing economy in the world. Shanghai Restoration Project, itself an awkward child embracing old and new, was pouring forth from the speakers. The millions of people who carry out their lives amongst these skyscrapers, amongst this insomnious, vibrant city... what were they doing at the moment I passed them? What were their consummate aspirations as they live out their lives? How did they contribute to the collective pool of karmic suffering and euphoria called humanity? But none of that concerned me now. I was escaping to my own inner serenity. As I drove off into the distance, wind still beating against my face, I stood up, eyes fixed on the horizon, and began to take flight.

Last night, I dreamt that we had each found our own sense of peace.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

New goal for 2009: learn how to say exactly what I need to say, at the right time to say it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

And I thought Aerospace Engineering was Difficult

But I'm so glad I'm not a pilot trying to land at these airports:

(P.S. If you're bored, log into Google Earth, search one of these places, and then log into the flight simulator (version 4 or later) and try to land at them using the F-16.)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


I've survived through another "most dreaded day of the year" intact! (with just a couple jabs from my parents how they want grandkids / jab from my grandmother on how she wants great-grandkids. Pesky family.)