Tag Archives: self directed learning

Synesthesia

Recently I found out that my sister is a color-grapheme synesthete. Don’t worry, it’s nothing bad, it just means that she sees things a little differently than other people. Synesthesia is a condition that mixes two or more senses, so … Continue reading

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Ninjas

Ninjas, or shinobi as they are called in the original Japanese, are prevalent in a thousand tales in many media. Medieval secret agents, rumored to have mystical powers over the elements? Of course they are.  They weren’t exactly what you’d … Continue reading

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Standing Stones

  Menhirs, also called standing stones or liths, are large, upright stones which are placed by human hands. They can be alone or in groups. When alone, they are referred to as monoliths, and when they’re arranged into circles or … Continue reading

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Trickster Gods

A trickster is someone who walks the boundaries, sometimes predator, sometimes prey, often neither. They are simultaneously smart and stupid, ignorant but cunning enough to learn. They are invariably selfish, hunting to fill their bellies. Tricksters can only exist where … Continue reading

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Starships Are Meant To Fly

  On April 12, 1961, at 06:07 UT, the first manned spaceflight was launched. The Vostok 1 had one passenger, an astronaut by the name of Yuri Gagarin, and it orbited the earth once before landing 280 km to the … Continue reading

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Self Esteem Essay

  I’d like to take a small chunk of your time to discuss something very important: The way that our entire culture demeans and puts down the female gender. TV shows, movies, billboards, news stations, books, newspapers, lawyers, doctors, politicians, … Continue reading

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