I wonder

May 29, 2011

I wonder how to achieve permanent change.

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Ha.

May 28, 2011

Ha (sound of a “half surprised” person). I am back after over a year off. I went through me old blog entries and I saw so much joy in them, I should try to get back to writing and blogging. I do like it. Everything I developed during my blogging time (routine for the most part) is lost. But I am back. Looking back I can see possible reasons why I stopped blogging and may be I will come back to it.

One quote summarizes it really well:

” Do not indulge the notion that you can be contented with learning, or learn without discipline”

R.

Dreaming

June 15, 2010

32 going on 33 and just now start dreaming.

I wonder

May 5, 2010

I wonder where my strength and inspiration went. Sure, I can blame it on so many changes, travel etc., but I am past the square one. I am back beyond the game. And as I write this I still love writing and I feel like words forming inside of me and bubble up to the top of my thoughts. I am alive but I need me to do it.
A thought from some Renaissance philosopher:” A man can do anything if he will.”
Right.

Letters to God

April 10, 2010

I usually do not write reviews about movies. Today’s post is exception. And may be it wouldn’t be a review but rather a short opinion.
So here is what I think about “Letters to God”.
Was it good? It all depends on the expectations which brought you to this movie. Does it deserve Oscar for the best female, male, etc role? No. Play sometimes was amateur but not worse than in Star Wars III (Revenge of the Sith) . It took a long time to get into the movie and stop observing mistakes and making judgments. But was it worth it? All hundred percent. Movie that started with low expectations took my heart and by the end it brought the sense of awe that I experienced only in the times of intimate worship to my God. It seems like everybody in the theater felt it. We all were just sitting there looking at the credits with no desire to leave. Just sitting in the presence of God.

Father of Western Medicine

April 7, 2010

I finally had some time to check my rss feeds and found an article about short but precise writings. One of the writings was the Hippocratic Oath.
Hippocrates is widely considered  to be the Father of Western Medicine. I remember growing up and hearing that medical students had to take this oath (or some part of it ) before becoming practicing doctors.
Two things that struck me are written in the following sentences:
“I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.”
What is so amazing that in the society like Rome someone would consider abortion and euthanasia (or assisted suicide) unholy and unethical. I wonder if Hippocrates in his thinking came to a point where he start considering human life sacred and valuable. If he did, he went in the right direction. Direction many of today’s doctors fall short to follow.

Happy Easter

April 4, 2010

In Ukraine people greet each other this way:

– Khristos Voskres!

– Voistynu Voskres!

– Christ is Risen!

– He is risen indeed!

Happy Easter.

Impossible

April 2, 2010

I have so much to read. Wow. How will I ever find time. There should be better ways to reading. I never tried speed reading but I am considering it. At least to some degree. Or may be my interests are so wide that I run into this problem again and again. If it would be just writing that would be great, but I like philosophy, technology, business, politics, religion, photography, art, languages, and many more things. How do I cope with all of this? I want to keep up with all of it at once. IMPOSSIBLE. And so I end up in a corner against a giant of my interests and I lose. Then I have no interest for anything at all. But only for a short time. By the time the sun goes down I am again full of desire to learn something new.

Personal

April 1, 2010

Though it seems like my routine broke down and I am back to my old self I still see positive change in my life. I have an idea and I am off to write a book. Well at least I will try. May be it’s another adventure to take that may lead away from success but isn’t it what I am good for :).
I will keep on writing since it was my desire for a long time and now I need to hang on there and see where this road will lead me.
On the other hand I feel like my desire to apply to college grew and so I am checking that out. Hopefully I will apply for Summer Quarter.

I wonder

March 30, 2010

I wonder why pain is so painful and there is no way around it?