Self efficacy in art and nature

Self-Efficacy

Self-Efficacy It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who extolled the virtue of self-reliance in an essay by the same name, as did Ben Franklin and many other learned persons of antiquity. Now, as then, there is…

A Week in My Life

A Week in My Life I have a busy week ahead of me even though there are no classes, I have no job, no girlfriend - my only real obligation is to myself and my…

Hanging gardens of Babylon

My Babylon

My Babylon Why Babylon? It really has to do with a story I read for my American Lit class but it led to me thinking about the changes that have taken place over the past…

Pieter Brueghel 1568

A New Ipad & Pot For Everybody

iPad Journal: Day One I just received an iPad for completing a career training seminar and as I figure out how to use this new toy I would like to share my thoughts. The seminar…

Edaville Railroad

Privately Undecided

Summer Update This week is going to be full of excitement (not as much fun as the Edaville Railroad though) (and indecision) American Literature paper due Monday Mail paperwork to DTA to continue getting food…

Durac's Equation

Important Ideas – Zeitgeist

Important Ideas These are just a collection all the random stuff that goes through my head in between school and softball and recovery related activities. I am always thinking, looking for connections and identify patterns.…

Catharsis in Wonderland

Catharsis & Anxiety

Catharsis “The process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from, strong or repressed emotions.” Catharsis is purification of the soul from the tragedy of hamartia (fancy Greek literary terms). For my own tragedy I am…

Feeling Wytai

Words that describe how you’re feeling because you can’t. From John Koenig’s “Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”