False quotes on social media
The internet has brought about what is often referred to as the Information Age, but what the internet often fails to do is help us discern the quality of information we are receiving. Never in history has the truth been more accessible – and yet neither has the capacity to deceive been greater. The internet age and the integration and ease of promoting and sharing photos on facebook, mean that we...
the more everyone knows just what a nerdfighter is, the more the definition...– Michelle Dean, on the New Yorker’s web site, succinctly making a point that I’ve been trying to make for ages about why we don’t want to be on TV or have nerdfighteria be a “mainstream phenomenon.” (via fishingboatproceeds) wonderfully stated.
ohtobeadreamer: I don’t understand the view that Science disproves the existence of a higher being. Simply because we have come to understand how something was created scientifically, does that disprove that it was created? Does it disprove that there was a hand at work, a hand deciding what the laws of science will be, and using his own creation - the laws of science - to create this world. It...
The View From The Top
I was lucky enough to climb two peaks when I visited Colorado last year.(Grays and Torreys Peaks). The next day everything hurt. On Saturday I drove with friends to Dungog where I was lucky enough to attend the Gentlemen of the Road stopover (a festival put on by Mumford and Sons). The next day everything hurt. In both instances there are no regrets. The view from the top made the pain...
Hello world of tumblr. I’ve been absent for quite some time now, but this is something I am trying to remedy. words to follow…
To Write Love on Her Arms: Behind The Scenes:... →
I’ve been wanting to write something about Kony 2012, about Jason Russell, about how my heart breaks as I have seen this whole thing play out online in the past few days. But it’s been a big week and I am tired and Jamie has written some wonderful words, so I’m going to reblog instead. twloha: Jason Russell is my friend. i reached out to him a few years ago, as TWLOHA was...
Fears Vs. Dreams
While I was in Florida interning with To Write Love On Her Arms they launched the Fears vs. Dreams campaign. A campaign that asked two questions: “What’s your biggest fear?” and “What’s your greatest dreams?”. It has made me think about how my own fears and dreams have changed in recent years. My fear for so long was to be insignificant. I suppose it was in part from the child in me that wants...
Last year I did a speech for a group of year 12 students. I spoke about how we are all telling stories. I spoke about how little of life we actually remember. It’s amazing how much that speech has come back to me in the past 12 months. Yes, I was giving a speech with the aim to challenge and hopefully inspire some students. But without realizing it, I gave a speech that formed a philosophy...
The great object of life is sensation - to feel that we exist, even though in...– Lord Byron This is probably my favourite quote.
Let marriage laws reflect our society
Gay Marriage! Oh no! What about the kids!?! Last week I caught up with a few mates and we had the opportunity to have dinner with a friend who has a PHD in theology. I’ll save you the details of what was a fascinating meal with some engaging conversation. One thing that stood out to me was his response to the topic of gay marriage. Having studied his PHD in the USA we asked him why the...
”So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he...– Dead Poets Society, 1989 (via kitestrings)
Fear is a manipulative emotion that can trick us into living a boring life.– Donald Miller, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life (via herewecollide)