Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Timely timely

Timely as in it is less than a month since my last post, not that 4:30 AM isn't a fan-freakin-tabulous time to update. I miss having people around to talk with late into the night, apparently when most people are getting sleepy I get the conversational equivalent of the munchies. On that note, here is a thought that I wanted to write about last night, but I had the willpower to force myself to just lie awake in bed, not succumb and get on the computer. No such restraint tonight.

Previously, when thinking of the brain as some state-based computing machine, I had restricted my consideration to the purely electrical, the firing of neurons and whatnot. However, last night it occurred to me that since things like serration affect our mental state, there must be a chemical component to the working of our brains. I found this to be an interesting thought. Since computers are so ubiquitous in my culture, I can relate to a purely electrical brain. Considering a chemical component is like dunking your computer in a stew pot and having it give different outputs based on how the soup tastes as you add different ingredients. Except the computer also controls what is going in the pot. Trippy.

anywho, moral is: surrendering to insomnia leads to better blogging habits.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Luminous Beings Are We

Wouldn't it be nice if I had a post that didn't need to begin with an apology for the gap since my previous post? Also, I finally replied to the comments on my last post, and I think my closing thought is interesting, for those curious enough to go look at it too decide for themselves.

Speaking of interesting thoughts, I was just watching videos set to music (music videos?) on YouTube when this occurred to me. Some songs have questionable, or downright objectionable, lyrics. Their spoken message is not an uplifting one. However, the same cannot be said about melody, the notes are not offensive. Maybe music communicates on some level more essential, in some way, than words, which get filtered through all the cognitive junk we keep in our skulls. I have decided to take this as evidence that we are created to be good. The logician in me calls confirmation bias, but the joy in my soul just smiles and dances on.

Two last thoughts. Dancing is good. You may have seen this on Facebook (TM), but it doesn't hurt to write it again, I forgot it up until recently and should make an effort not to repeat that mistake. While summer is awesome, boo to birdsong so early in the morning, and boo to being awake so late, goodnight!