Psuche's Pursuits

A virtual window looking into the life and mind of one man.

New Things

Saturday, March 11, 2006
I started blogging to help me organize my thoughts and ideas. It served its purpose well in the beginning. However, after writing about the heavy topics I pretty much ran out of things to say.

I've also tried writing about day to day things so people that come around have something to read. Unfortunately, I have really bad short term memory so when I write about those things they are missing a lot of detail. So they aren't very interesting.

What I have been working on is a personal journal. I jot down notes in it as I think of something (mental and physical state, etc.) in no real format. These notes are personal that I don't wish to share. So blogging has helped me transition to that which I think is good.

I guess what I am saying is that I will probably not blog much any more. Once in a while I may put together something on one of the heavier topics but I have no plans to make a regular habit of doing that.

This doesn't mean I will stop reading blogs though so I will still be around.

Save Piglet!

Saturday, February 11, 2006
There is some very disturbing news on the freedom of speech front. Apparently a Muslim complained about Piglet (and all pigs) and got him banned from the British government offices solely because he is a pig. For some reason Muslims don't like pigs I guess and so no one else should either. This isn't the first time that people have caved to the complaints of some in the name of political correctness.

I always thought we were free to say what we wanted. Although not necessarily act on it if it would hurt another, physically or in any way disrupt them supporting their own life. People's feelings however are not subject to this rule. You can choose to listen or not, if you don't like what someone says you can argue with them, you can write your own articles or blogs, you can also just ignore them. That is their right.

This assault on a loveable children's book character is wrong. It is one more loss on the road to many more of our freedoms if we let it continue.

Save Piglet!

If you want to read more you can go here and here.

Travel Update

Thursday, January 12, 2006
Lately I have only been blogging about traveling, not much is really happening with me except work so we'll stick to that topic until something blogworthy comes along. :)

I'm teaching in Boston at the moment, I'll head home for next week. Next weekend I'm going to stay in Boston for fun, fly out to NYC again from Logan and then back to Boston for another weekend.

I hope all is well with everyone!

Post Holiday Post

Tuesday, December 27, 2005
I made it back from NYC in one piece. I'm sure you've already heard that there was a strike but it only lasted for a couple days. It really caused some havoc in Manhattan but since I stay at a hotel in the Wall Street district and the place I work at is a couple blocks away, it wasn't too bad for me. When something happens in the city like that it seems like everyone kind of bonds within the situation and become friendly and helpful... well except for the cabbies that would take on 4 passengers and charge $50 for each person.

Anyway, the strike ended on Thursday. I had only 1.5 hours to get to LaGuardia after work but ended up getting there just fine because everything was pretty much back to normal by Friday.

I had only Saturday to do some shopping before Christmas as I was in that hotel for 2 weeks. Luckily my brother picked some things up for me while I was away. Thanks bro!

Other than that I have a New Years party to go to with friends, I have to get a couple more small presents for a few of them. Also I have a month worth of invoices to write up and submit before the end of the month if I want to get paid by the end of February!

I hope everyone had a great Holiday and has a Happy New Year!

NYC Update

Friday, December 16, 2005
Hello All,

I thought I would give you a little update from my NYC trip. So far it has been fun. The class for this week is almost over and it went well. I thought I might have some trouble with the impending MTA strike, I'm only a few blocks from Wall Street where I am training, but some of the students would have a hard time getting in if the subway shut down. Apparently the deadline that was supposed to take place this morning was moved to Monday. I'll just have to play it by ear for next week's class.

I've gone out a couple times since I arrived Sunday. At one of the Irish pubs I visited I met the guy in charge of the Wall Street Hotel that I'm staying at. We talked a bit about work and then (after 1 or 2 too many beers for a week night) I headed back to my room. ;) The next day after work I saw him in the lobby and he told me that he gave me a discount on my 2 week stay! I was quite surprised. With the strike looming they could probably sell out all the rooms at full price. I guess it's because I'm a semi-regular. That was cool especially since staying in Manhattan is quite expensive.

The other interesting thing that happened was when I left work on Wednesday. I was in the elevator and when it stopped at the next floor down a couple ladies and a guy stepped in. Of course I was checking out the women but then I realized the guy was Michael J. Fox. Apparently his Parkinson's Foundation is on the floor below where I do training. I didn't say anything because I'm not one of those people that invades a celebrity's privacy.

Anyway, I didn't realize there was a Parkinson's Foundation until I did some research and since it is a good cause I just made a donation. If you want to as well, you can go here.

That's it for now. I think I might venture about town tonight to areas I haven't been to before. If anything interesting happens I'll give you an update.

Take care!