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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.

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.

What to do when you hit the writers block

January 5, 2010

Before writing this blog I did a little, tiny research on writing and one thing that I remember from that research is that all writers are susceptible to something called ” writer’s block”. Being new and naïve I thought I won’t have problem writing. After all I have been writing in my personal journals for a bit of time now. But what I discovered that somehow writing for the public even if it is your personal journal adds a strain to your writing skill. So I hit it. I did. And I don’t know what to write about. It’s not that I don’t have anything to write about but a thought that someone may read it adds undesirable requirement on my thoughts. So what do I do? I better write or do some dishes for inspiration. But I won’t stop, for sure not now.

And, I always can write about a writer’s block, can’t I?

On research (from other blogger)

January 4, 2010

While checking my rss reader I found this article. It could not be more true. Every time I put my mind to something it seems things that are described below start happening.

Research.
As you walk away from the stacks, your eye lands on an intriguing title you’ve never heard of and you’ve not been looking for.  It turns out to contain all the crucial information.

Just when you’re hitting transition and the book is just not going to come without a surgical intervention, a book that you don’t remembering ordering arrives in the mail, and it happens to have notches in all the right places.

Someone you barely know who doesn’t know what you’re working on makes an irrelevant and passing, but wholly illuminating, comment.

Tossing in bed at 4 AM, suffering deadline insomnia, an organizing thesis forms in your brain.

Research.  That’s how it’s done.  Like everything else, it’s sheer grace.

Original article found at: http://www.leithart.com/2009/12/31/research/

Critique of the Republican party

January 3, 2010

I am not a person who follows politics too closely. I do follow it to some extent and you would probably call me an average person concerning it. And if anything I am a conservative and probably Republican. Yet I would offer my small critique of its stance. As I observe political games in the US, I unwillingly come to a metaphor were I see GOP as older generation and Dems as a young rebellious generation and consequently I see more young people are turning their votes for Democrats. Thinking more about it I see one fundamental difference between them. It seems to me as an average person that Democrats have vision and Republicans don’t. However scary that vision is (to me as a person from USSR) but they have it and communicate it. They are political radicals and youth follows radical examples. Sadly that used to be more conservative people who were counted as radicals (William Wilberforce to take one). I am standing by the principals and values of conservative movement but I would like for conservatives to get the vision how those values are bettering (?) their people, how they can apply them to their politics for the good of the nation. Or if they got one, they may need better ways to communicate it.

Now it could be a problem with me and I just didn’t catch their vision or maybe they really didn’t do a good job of communicating it to people. I shared my subjective opinion and think that overcoming whatever obstacles in getting and communicating their vision would be beneficial to GOP.