31 August, 2011

A bit of free advertising for Lore Croci

I miss Florence.

I still consider it more my home than Toronto in certain respects. People there understand me a bit better than people from Toronto, and just take me for who I am rather than second guessing me all the time.

I don't know if I could go back there to live right now, because it still has a small-town feel to it, and people there can be a bit parochial. Not everyone though.

Lore Croci is anything but parochial, and he has built an amazing spot near Fiesole that looks like a dream come true.

Lore, I will come to visit you next time I go see the fam!

19 August, 2011

Learn, adapt, evolve. Repeat.

Pretty much self-explanatory, no? Probably not, but I don't feel like writing a full blog post right now. I will elucidate at a later date.

14 August, 2011

And, to continue, while the thought is still fresh...

A lot of the so-called "atypical anti-psychotics" are actually quite terrible for people. They make people fat, and are bad for the heart. There was a class-action suit in Alaska suing the makers of Olazapine, and for good reason.

A lot of people just can't deal with certain things. Certain impressions of society.

But if you let society dictate your actions, then of course you are going to feel crazy. We must all think for ourselves. Be independent thinkers. Not herd followers. We are humans, and animals... but human animals.

IF we learn to have more self-control, and just not do certain things that we know are bad for ourselves, and bad for others, then we will not feel so crazy.

We will just evolve.

And it will be good.

I feel that something good is going to happen...

I think perhaps perchance I just had an apple fall on my head...

You know all these "mental disorders" that everyone seems to have these days?

Could it just be evolution?

Could it be,
That our technology,
Has rapidly become part of we?

Could it be...

Reference: http://www.economist.com/node/18925787
I read it just today.

"THE unrelenting pace of scientific accomplishment often outstrips the progress of moral thought, leaving people struggling to make sense, initially at least, of whether heart transplants are ethical or test-tube babies desirable."

I too have always been concerned about the same thing. It has stalled my progress in life, simply because I am rather an adbuctive thinker, and I can see how technological advances can have unintended negative consequences, even when the inventors have noble intentions in mind. Look at Albert. He didn't want the nuclear bomb. But it happened.


How fast are we evolving? Why do I get along much better with children or people younger than me, than with "adults"?

Hmmm.... more on this later.

10 August, 2011

Hopefully my only UK riots post

I was FBing and Twittering like a madwoman today, hopping between sites and passing along info hopefully to the right people.

This site probably won't stay up for long, but maybe someone will see it, and maybe something good will happen.

09 August, 2011


I am glad to see this guy go to jail. And in Texas. I hope he gets anally raped every day while he's in prison. Harsh, I know, but I have my reasons.

""If the world knew what I was doing, they would hang me from the highest tree," Jeffs wrote in notes, seized from his Texas ranch."

Oh, they will Jeffs. I am glad they are letting you live. You must live to suffer and truly pay for your sins. You cannot escape yourself.

05 August, 2011

And this just makes me sick

The siege of Hama is part of a new government offensive to quell an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad's authoritarian rule. Now in their fifth month, the protests have been gaining momentum in defiance of the military crackdown.

Hama, a city of 800,000 with a history of dissent, had fallen largely out of government control since June as residents turned on the regime and blockaded the streets against encroaching tanks.

But Syrian security forces launched a ferocious military offensive that left corpses in streets on Sunday and sent residents fleeing for their lives, according to residents.

In 1982, Assad's father, Hafez Assad, ordered the military to quell a rebellion by Syrian members of the conservative Muslim Brotherhood movement there. Hama was sealed off and bombs dropped from above smashed areas of the city and killed between 10,000 and 25,000 people, rights groups say.

Bashar al-Assad has sought to deal with the extraordinary revolt against his family's 40-year-dynasty through deadly force, but has also acknowledged the need for reform.

On Thursday, he issued two legislative decrees that will allow the formation of political parties alongside the Baath Party and enable newly formed parties to run for Parliament and local councils. Opposition figures dismiss the moves as tactics and insist they want regime change.

On Wednesday, Syrian tanks stormed Hama under heavy shelling, taking over a main city square. Activists said authorities have effectively imposed a news blackout on the city by cutting mobiles phones, landlines and internet.

About 1700 civilians have been killed since the uprising began in mid-March, according to tallies by activists.

04 August, 2011

I feel kinda sick... happy about this, but sick at the same time

Sellafield is closing. According to some, the Irish Sea is the most radioactively contaminated in the world.

I swam in it a couple of times... not many, but still. A lot of people swim in the clear waters of Dublin Bay.

I'm glad I'm chicken about cold water, otherwise I would have swum more often. Yikes. No wonder I glow in the dark. ;)