I just finished my 3rd semester and toughest semester of grad school! I’m in the process of moving to a cute little, cozy town in North Jersey that doesn’t actually seem like North Jersey, which is a plus! I am … Continue reading →
I’ve been a bit under the weather lately. I’m still not sure if I am suffering from allergies or a cold, but I have been drinking soooo much tea. Mainly, I’ve stuck to Yogi Green Tea Triple Echinacea because it … Continue reading →
I just wanted to take this moment to say Happy National Ferret Day! I love my ferrets, Duchess & Grizzly so so much & don’t know what I would do without them. For those of you who don’t know, I … Continue reading →
I’ve been drinking a lot of Yogi Green Tea Blueberry Slim Life lately. All of their teas are so tasty! Besides that, they all have little fortunes on them, so they are that much more enjoyable. My last 2 in a row were:
To know others is smart. To know yourself is wise.
Ugh. I am so bummed. One of my favorite cases for my iPhone 4s broke this morning. I have no idea how! It was called Watching the Passage of Time. The art print is pretty cool too. So now I am on the search for a new case and…
I’m in the middle of writing a paper on ethical theories: teleological (utilitarian), deontological, virtue-based, and intuitive.
As I am researching deontological ethics, I came across the book Dostoevsky and Kant: Dialogues on Ethics, by Evgenia Cherkasova. The author asks,
What could be the link between the unconditional “ought” and our lived experience of the doubts and agony of human existence? It will become clear in the interchange between Dostoevsky and Kant that the notion of the heart offers a unique resolution of these issues.
For Valentine’s Day:
As a universal symbol of life and love, energy and empathy, “the heart” is central to the mysticism, the religion, and the poetry of all peoples. In the literature of the world, we find extensive and deep expressions of the spiritual work of the heart.
The background image is a photo I took in a museum called Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam this past summer.
Seated Cupid: ‘L’Amour Menaçant’
‘L’Amour Menaçant’ is the title of this piece, meaning ‘Love threatens’. Here Cupid, the god of love is shown as a winged boy aged about six. With his left hand he is reaching for an arrow from his quiver, although the bow with which to shoot the lover’s dart is missing. The youngster makes a secretive gesture, as is if appealing to the viewer to keep quiet. That this knavish child was considered threatening is reflected in the inscription by Voltaire which appears on the socle: ‘Qui que tu sois, voicy ton Maitre – Il l’est, le fut, ou le doit être’ or: ‘Whoever you are, this is your master – He is, he was or he will be’. So beware of love.
Hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day! Beware of Cupid’s arrow! ;)
I bought Taylor the 1000 Places to See Before You Die book for Christmas so we decided to check off some things in Philly a couple weekends ago. Pat’s King of Steaks (across from Geno’s) was in there so we drove … Continue reading →
I was searching for the music from the Girls episode that just aired since I wanted to update my recently created HBO Girls Spotify playlist. Instead of finding the music, I stumbled upon the Slate entry “Was that the worst … Continue reading →