Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving in the country

I went up to Charlotte, NC this year to visit my girlfriend and spend thanksgiving with her family up in Mount Airy, NC. Here are some pics, hope you had a great one as well.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Syria, Putin, there is reason among-st chaos?

I know I have been gone for a while, but recent events have moved me to start opening back up on my blog. Facebook is DEAD. I'll admit it took some work but now I feel I have more time to study, learn, and motivate myself without caring what people are doing that could potentially bother me so much that I cease my learning for the day! Now then -

I have a great article for you! 5 days ago Putin released an amazing letter to the press after the "stand down" *fingers crossed* with Syria. It was probably the most impressive thing I've seen from a world leader in years. Here is the article.


NYTimes

A great article - How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps.


Acceptance, Happiness, Love - Things we all desire out of our lives and more. Here is an article that will make you smile, offer great advice, and hopefully give you something new to read and work towards.

Article

Caring

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

River Fest - Wilmington, NC

Went down for the River Walk festival in September, 2013. Main festival was down on the boardwalk. Great night.


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Best Android/iPhone Phone Manager

Snappea
 

One of the best free programs I've used to-date. This program allows you to tap into your phone from your Win/OSx system and backup contacts, SMS, pictures, and Apps. The best thing about this program in my book is that it allows you to type SMS messages from your computer and send them like you're having a Skype conversation. Make sure to test it out.

iFunBox
 

 A good program to use if you've taken the time to Jailbreak your iPhone, this program lets you access your phones system to change or update files inside the phone. Great for cydia theme designers. This program is not as user friendly as Snappea, you have to install iTunes 1st (personally hate iTunes), and you have to have a jailbroken iPhone before use. Still a great way to tap in if you need to edit files.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Fear

“This is the truth: We are a nation accustomed to being afraid. If I’m being honest, not just with you but with myself, it’s not just the nation, and it’s not just something we’ve grown used to. It’s the world, and it’s an addiction. People crave fear. Fear justifies everything. Fear makes it okay to have surrendered freedom after freedom, until our every move is tracked and recorded in a dozen databases the average man will never have access to. Fear creates, defines, and shapes our world, and without it, most of us would have no idea what to do with ourselves. Our ancestors dreamed of a world without boundaries, while we dream new boundaries to put around our homes, our children, and ourselves. We limit our potential day after day in the name of a safety that we refuse to ever achieve. We took a world that was huge with possibility, and we made it as small as we could.”
― Mira Grant
 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Amazing

Boston Bombing 15Apr13

My heart goes out to everyone in Boston that was directly effected by this latest tragedy. The media is starting a new war, already videos of al-qaeda are playing next to yesterdays events. America will call for justice, and thousands more will die unless people openly turn off their televisions, stop believing everything you hear, and focus on making yourself more open to ideas, create solutions, and learn enough to know that we are led by something more than good intentions.

"3 dead in America a very sad day, dozens here and hardly a sound" - Iraq Black Monday response

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Great Books to Read

Divergent - Veronica Roth (2 part book series)
Back in Japan I was blown away with The Hunger Games series, the setting in the post-apocalyptic world, stories of rebellions, the area, uprisings, factions, etc etc. Amazing book that later went on to become a movie, which as always fell short by the books standard vs. what movie producers could do to appease the eyes. Another great series that I haven't heard as many people talking about is the Divergent series, another book that follows a young girl living in a post apocalyptic world divided into factions.

This book manages to capture your attention in a matter of pages and does a great job making you emphasize with the main characters. If you never read the Hunger Games series and are too focused waiting for the movie series at this point, try reading this book to feed your "young girl battling the odds in a post-apocalyptic world thats divided into factions" interests.

Infected - Scott Sigler
Takes place in modern US, a new series of infection is spreading. It starts as a triangle like fungus somewhere on your body, then as time passes it grows into a bone like structure that starts to root and learn from you. As it grows, it spreads and forms more triangles and eventually forms a system linked to your own that has a mind of its own.

Personally I thought this book was awesome, it had a creepy medical reason for everything and was very well researched to create a great reader if you want something more creepy. Personally I love a good horror novel, pulls you back into reading so you don't want to put the book down.

The Dead Zone - Stephen King
This book rapidly became my favorite Stephen King novel. Its a story about a man who has a head injury as a small boy, who later gets into a car wreck and goes into a 5 year coma. When he awakes he has a special gift to see into the future and can unknowingly predict people's deaths. Stephen King pulls out all his skills to make you get those chills down your spine while making sure to keep this book full of emotion for the characters. I was near tears at the ending. Amazing book, I would highly suggest.



Thats all I will suggest for now, if you happen to stumble upon these books I'd love to hear what you thought.

Weekly Reading

The Naked Lady Who Stood on Her Head - Lately in my reading I have been looking for a book that could help me answer some of the more complex questions in my life. A friend of mine pointed me on to a series and this is one of many books suggested. This book follows the career of an Ivy League M.D. who is entering the psychology field. Having briefly worked on a psych ward myself, this book peaked my interests. Dr. Gary Small does a brilliant job taking what could be very dry material and turns it into a book that has you laughing, questioning, and looking deeper into your own connections with the people around you. A must read if you are interested in books that make you want to research more into other topics. A few of my favorite quotes from the book:

"In any given year, an estimated one in four adults -nearly sixty million people- in the United States suffer from a mental disorder. Despite the public's misconceptions, psychiatric interventions have been shown to diminish and often eradicate the symptoms of psychosis, depression, and anxiety; yet many people do not have access to care, and often those who could improve with treatment never seek out a specialist"

"It has always amazed me that people feel such a stigma about the psychiatric conditions. Most people wouldn't feel embarrassed if they had a broken leg and needed help. Despite the remarkable advances in psychiatric diagnosis and treatment, many still believe that mental illness is a sign of personal weakness and something to be embarrased about. The effects of these attitudes can be devastating. Patients feel self-doubt and shame, so they isolate themselves. Many who would likely respond to treatment pretend that nothing is wrong and refuse help. They are often rejected by family and friends and discriminated against at work."