Archive for the 'Everything Else' Category

Couch to 5k

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Five, two, five, as in five minutes, two minutes, five minutes, as in the first set of time increments for day one of a ten week plan to get a person off of a couch and prepare said person for a five kilometer run. The plan is called “Couch to 5k” and it is now […]

The Eudaimonia of Girl Scout Cookies

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The following is an adaptation of an email I sent to co-workers to persuade them to buy my daughter’s Girl Scout Cookies. I enjoyed writing it, and I thought it was entertaining enough to bring a smile to the faces of the masses who read my blog. ******* Blessed colleagues who are about to become […]

A Better Way to Defeat Sauron

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

I would never want to change how The Lord of Rings saga actually unfolded, and all that Frodo and his companions had to go through in order to bring peace to Middle Earth, but just the same, perhaps, as the following video demonstrates, there was a better way to defeat Sauron. *******

On Human Essence

Friday, December 17th, 2010

I realize that the subject of human nature deserves so much more than this brief post, but I wanted to quickly offer the idea that perhaps the reason why human nature is so hard to pin down, so dynamic and seemingly non-essential, is that the essence of human nature is not a substantial quality within […]

The Superlative Seven

Monday, December 6th, 2010

This is an occasional series I hope to inaugurate with this post wherein I will provide links to the best stuff I have recently encountered on the web. This stuff will be enlightening, challenging, entertaining, funny, sometimes bawdy (but not too bawdy), profound, and sometimes all of these combined, which would really make it the […]

Who Is Anthony Velez

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

I have updated my self description, or is that self-identification. At risk of revealing the depths of my narcissism (I try so hard to conceal it), I enjoy doing this kind of writing, as it gives me a sense of self control, which is a type of control, which even if it is an illusion, […]

A Set of Mental Pictures

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I have attempted in a vague and personal way, in a set of mental pictures rather than in a series of deductions, to state the philosophy in which I have come to believe. I will not call it my philosophy; for I did not make it. God and humanity made it; and it made me. […]

Call Me Saint Chesterton

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

I recently read on First Thoughts about a gentlemen named William Oddie, who suggested that it is perhaps time for the Church (Roman Catholic) to consider canonizing G.K. Chesterton. My immediate reaction was that if this happens, I am going to go to my priest and ask if I can retroactively make “Saint Chesterton” my […]

Me & My Stuff

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

While recently Stumbling I came across an idea where people would post a picture of themselves and beneath that they posted a picture of the stuff they typically carry around in their backpack, purse, or whatever other else one might use. I liked the idea, and so I am utterly ripping it off, but with […]

Vocalizer

Monday, May 10th, 2010

What is commonly called the voice box, and technically called the larynx, but was the term Alfalfa used when he felt the need to practice his singing prior to crooning Darla, as in “I need to warm-up my vocalizer.” Isn’t it funny what pops into your head just prior to waking up?!?