Author Archives: Eisenhower

Freelance Whales – Weathervanes

By | March 30, 2010

I’ve recently run into a band via the extremely awesome mog. This band is known as the Freelance Whales. I’ve heard the music described as orchestral indie rock, and it”s a fitting description. They play an oddly uplifting kind of sound on an eclectic mix of instruments. They’ve recently released their first album, Weathervanes, which… Read More »

Living without social media

By | March 5, 2010

So, as I am a catholic, I am (at least nominally) required to give something up for the forty days before Easter, also known as Lent. So, it came down to 11:00 or so on the night of Fat Tuesday, and i still hadn’t come up with anything. A few minutes after this thought floated… Read More »

The Orpheus myth, via rhyme

By | December 12, 2009

Now let me tell you bout my man Orpheus He wasn’t the kind of guy to drive around in a prius Naw, he was a pretty down to earth kind of guy He had this girl, she was pretty fly But then she had to go and die Now this girls name was Eurydice And… Read More »

Preconceptions and Misconceptions

By | December 10, 2009

Recently, I’ve begun to wonder how much of what we take for granted isn’t rooted in fact.  If we look back even 100 years, what seemed like solid science then (Black people have smaller brains, anyone?) is now obviously, and hilariously wrong. It took them until the early 1900s to figure out that if you… Read More »

A few haiku I wrote

By | November 24, 2009

I wander into A room full of people who Know him but not me It takes a village The old proverb tells us But that’s subjective I go out walking And stop and smell the roses What else do you want? It smells like urine In the park you don”t go to The homeless folks… Read More »

Why We Do What We Do

By | November 11, 2009

A question far greater minds than my own have tried to answer, to be certain. Never-the-less, as the clock approaches midnight and I stay up futilely hoping that my internet connection will increase ten-fold so I can install Dragon Age tonight rather than tomorrow afternoon, I feel inclined to tackle it. A lot of people… Read More »