Category: thoughts

  • Question of the week from Jared Diamond

    If we succeed in examining how some people came to dominate other people, may this not seem to justify the domination? Doesn’t it seem to say that the outcome was inevitable, and that it would therefore be futile to try to change the outcome today? Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Hima Societies I […]

  • I Changed My Workout Program

    Originally, when I began my fitness journey, something in me thought/felt that simply doing cardio wasn’t going to help me reach my goals. That thought was that muscle is metabolically active. If you have more muscle, you are more metabolically active. Which means you can increase your metabolism by putting on muscle. Putting on more […]

  • Thoughts and an excerpt from East of Eden by John Steinbeck

    So I’m reading East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I read it when I was 13 years old in middle school and at that time, I remember it as a continous puzzlement of mentally pleading to the characters, “Noooo, don’t do that!” over and over again. I felt like everybody in the book was a […]

  • The Year of Mind, Body, and… Wallet

    Without really meaning to, I’ve decided to try to make this a year (or more) of mind, body, and wallet. Meaning that during the same time frame I’ve somehow decided to 1) focus more fully on fitness, 2) read at least 10-20 books of “literature” for 2022, and 3) limit my spending. The fitness backstory: […]

  • OMG, Omicron

    Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing. Wernher von Braun For the past year and a half, if anyone wanted, they could look to see how science is being done just by looking up research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus. If pandemics were a reality show… Now season 3 is upon […]

  • I didn’t know there was a competition for that

    Sometimes I come across a sport/activity that one would never think would be at the level of world championship, or even a regular championship for that matter. The Slippery Stairs Championship World Chase Tag – yup, the old schoolyard game has a championship. National Air Guitar Championship – maybe the least surprising, but I didn’t […]

  • A False Choice Between Individual Freedom and Public Health

    I’ve been thinking about the issue of “Individual Freedom” and “Public Health” lately, in light of dozens of news articles, Facebook rants, face-palm anti-vaxxer deaths, vaccine mandates, and me being a nurse who believes in individual freedom but have a huge science background. Are there any law-based article discussing the intersection of individual freedom and […]

  • It’s Different in Girls

    I just navigated to this article by Scientific American. Even though I am not diagnosed as autistic, it still strikes a chord with me, especially these paragraphs: But inside, it was very different. Social life did not come at all naturally to her. She used her formidable intelligence to become an excellent mimic and actress, […]