Nightfall's Blog (4)

The Evil of Machines

Machines make our lives easier. That is not an evil, per se, but more of an opening statement of fact. I am alive thansk to modern medical technology, and I am certain I am not alone. I like progress. I like technology. This is not an anti-technology rant.

It is a wake up…

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Added by Nightfall on June 4, 2010 at 12:48am — 3 Comments

We're All Cocaine Addicts

I was reminded recently of the work of Dr. BF Skinner. I will explain for those who aren't familiar. I am sure most will understand what I mean.

The work I am interested in is with rats, and modifying their behavior. The goal is to see if you can get a rat to push a lever. Rats do not usually push levers, after all. So, what is the first try? You tie its food to pushing the lever. Rat pushes lever and, in return, gets food. Seems to work. It gets the rat to push the lever,…

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Added by Nightfall on May 28, 2010 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

The Jocks

Picked last. Again. I always get picked last. While it is sixth grade Physical Education kickball, it still seems unfair. I think my head was the largest part of me in sixth grade. I was thin. I was so thin that doctors had actually accused my mother of starving me. Couldn’t have been further from the truth. But I never seemed to gain an ounce, except to get taller. It stings to get picked last. At least in Scholastic bowl, I am one of the top performers. Why do I have to take this class that I… Continue

Added by Nightfall on October 4, 2009 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

First Thanksgiving at my Mother In Law's place

By popular demand...



Thanksgiving is a holiday with many associations. People think of family and friends. Some people think of the gratitude they feel for all they have. But most people also think about food. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie are all favorites I look forward to at Thanksgiving, and I am pretty sure I am not alone.

The first Thanksgiving at my mother in law’s house was memorable. My wife was only a girlfriend, back then, and Thanksgiving was a… Continue

Added by Nightfall on September 28, 2009 at 2:36am — 3 Comments

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