Quality of Life

Some people like to say, "Eat well, do good, get exercise, and die anyway," as some sort of excuse for partying, being unhealthy and/or being inconsiderate. This logic has no place in a happy, fulfilling and successful life. Regardless of when you die, you want the life you live today, and tomorrow to be the best life you can possibly have. There is no excuse for not doing the best for yourself and the best you can for those you love. Even if I were going to die in six months, I still would continue my diet exactly as I do (if not do even better) because I want the highest quality for my life. The quantity is quite irrelevant.

~Raederle Phoenix Jacot

"Are you really sure that a floor can't also be a ceiling?" ~ M. C. Escher

Monday, January 25, 2010

First thoughts

The trip on the airplane was phenomenal. The first plane left Buffalo at sunrise with an astounding view of the sun just coming over the lip of the earth, alighting the horizon in a dark red shining line. As the airplane rose this red line appeared to grow brighter and brighter.

As the plane rose above the clouds I was amazed to discover that there was a layer of clouds beneath me and a layer of clouds above me.

After arriving in San Francisco I was a little blown away by the airport shuttle. It was incredibly fast and sleek.

I might have seen a bit more, but I was a little bit preoccupied with staring at my love, who I've only just laid eyes on in person for the first time the day before yesterday.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Traveling Blog


Tomorrow I am leaving to head off to California. I will be there for three weeks and return on February 14th.
February 20th I'm heading off on a road trip with my father to drive around the country for a month, and possibly a little longer. Expecting to return between March 25th and April 1st.
This blog is a place I will write about unusual experiences, new experiences, and compare and contrast different locations from my home city, Buffalo, NY.


"Progressivism is a political and social term for ideologies and movements favoring or advocating changes or reform, usually in an egalitarian direction for economic policies (public management) and liberal direction for social policies. Progressivism is often viewed in opposition to conservative ideologies."

The Wikipedia Explanation

"Progressivism is a political movement that represents the interests of ordinary people in their roles as taxpayers, consumers, employees, citizens, and parents. To coin a phrase, progressivism champions government "of the people, by the people, for the people."Given this mission, one might expect all democracies to be made up predominantly of one or another Progressive parties. Unfortunately, this isn't the case."

Living Progressive

"Progressivism was not so much an organized movement as it was a general spirit of reform embraced by Americans with diverse goals and backgrounds during the early twentieth century (1900-20). Progressives sought the advancement of humanity. Progressives sought advancement through the liberation of human energies and potential from both the fading restraints of past ages and the new restraints imposed by modern industrialism. Progressivism was, thus, both forward-looking and backward-looking in its outlook."

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