Thursday, September 30, 2010

Growing Pains?

I wrote this about what it felt like to be growing up. Now I don't really care about achieving ultimate maturity anymore and I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to be growing and changing forever. I still like it though. PostScript. It is not right to steal people's poems so don't do it. But if you do, let me know in an anonymous message. I might be flattered and forgive...

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

POLITRICKS

Today in class we talked about Eugenics. Eugenics is the 'science' of being well-born. I.E. Eugenics focuses on letting families that are considered fitter in terms of morals and mental abilities have more kids and STOPPING people that are not fit from reproducing altogether.
The idea was apparently from Francis Galton (leader in forensic stuff and Darwin’s cousin, go figure) in Britain. People thought it sounded great to clean up the race, including notable big shots like George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill but Brit Parliament (this is in the 1900s) did not agree to enforce it and it never got state funding.
The ideas spread to the US and it was the best thing since whatever bread they were eating at the time.

Rambles and a Poem

So I started playing the guitar in August. Decided that it was about time I learned how to play an instrument and I love it! I only know a couple of chords, but my teachers are telling me I'm doing well :) On guitars, playing the barre chords is one of the most horrible things in the world. I can never get my finger to press down on the very last string hard enough so it always has this clangy sound. One day at a time though, I hope I don't give up before I get it. I tend to give up things that don't come naturally to me because I hate the idea of being bad at something. Its a pretty difficult place to come out of, which is weird because usually I can change my mindset like the weather.