Wednesday, July 27, 2011
MS Amsterdam, Holland America cruise ship older style, 14 days to Kodiak Alaska and back with points in between. I'm aboard for the animal life, geography, & geology. One evening however they captured my attention with food.
All around the biggest swimming pool were tables filled with deserts and pastries. Being a diabetic it was a forbidden feast. The confectionery "dust" alone was enough to send me into a coma.
I ate not a mouth full.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
If you're interested in Philosophy, study Criminal Justice:Training Is Education And Education...Well...Has No Value to America Today
What once was "training" is now considered "education". Not only is it education is it the only education of any value. Sounds like a rant doesn't it. But here is the hard truth of America's mind in the early 21st century.
Here is the source of my proofs:http://education.yahoo.net/articles.htm?kid=HUYV
This is all you need to grasp that Liberal and Fine Arts Education as well as any Pedagogical Education has no value or viability in America. Check out the articles. If you are not in business, finance, or health you are a loser.
Promising Career #1 - Accountants
Promising Career #2 - Computer Support Specialists
Promising Career #3 - Sales Managers
Promising Career #4 - Lab Technicians
Promising Career #5 - Dental Hygienists
#1 - Business
#2 - Information Technology
#3 - Health Care
Degree #1 - Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration
Degree #2 - Bachelor's Degree in Health Care Administration
Degree #3 - Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies
Degree #4 - Bachelor's Degree in Finance
Degree #5 - Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Degree #6 - Bachelor's Degree in Marketing
Not all college degrees are created equal. If you're thinking of going to school, read this before you choose what to study.
If you're interested in English, study Marketing.
If you're interested in History, study Economics.
If you're interested in Art, study Graphic Design.
If you're interested in Sociology, study Paralegal Studies.
If you're interested in Philosophy, study Criminal Justice.
If you're interested in Theater, study Communications.
Go ahead and read all 125 of the current articles on the site. They all same the same thing. Liberal Arts have no value. Social Science has no value. Fine Arts have no value. Teaching, well are you a damn fool or what?
Monday, July 4, 2011
At Sheridan, Wyoming I made a decision to forego the Little Big Horn or St. Xaviers and the Pryor cut off but instead turn West to visit the Medicine wheel a place long on my agenda. As noted elsewhere it was snow under and closed.
Dubbed hang gliding “heaven,” the little town of Dayton, west of Sheridan, Wyo., and on the eastern edge of the Big Horn Mountains is home to some of the best thermals in the northern Rockies. The conditions here allow hang gliders to stay airborne longer and go higher.
Two thirds the way up the Mountain, on highway 14, there was a large parking area with lots of cars. Hang Gliders were lined up biding their time for their chance to jump off a cliff that looked about 3 miles high to me.
The audience was as weird as the thought of jumping off the cliff. There were three or four bikers showing colors and riding self assembled hogs standing next to a group of Hutterite women chattering in German(?) and all sort of regular tourist inappropriately dressed. I'm getting real paranoid now because this is the third time in three years I've seen the two kinds of groups together somewhere. No I did not take a picture of the bikers with the Hutterites. I do not have a death wish. Beside there were these people jumping off a cliff that required my attention.
I think it was about 1971 when I first read about hang gliding in a Nation Geographic. Back then it was really a new sport with basic equipment. I really wanted to do it, but I lived in Oklahoma. Now if I had really thought it through I could have just purchased a glider and stood out in the field on a windy day and might have been able to take off by just jumping up.
Alas, time passed. Wife prevailed. Never did it.
Now I weigh just shy of a fifth of a ton and would die from the pain in my if I ever got of the ground and had to come back down and land.
But I watched these young men in silent envy and admiration if not wonder at their risking their lives for fun.
One seldom ever regrets doing something, but often regrets not doing something.