Odysseys and Oddities

14 August
"Mobile phones and the internet have totally restructured our communication networks. Rumours once built up slowly and steadily, now they can spread like an epidemic."
--Paul Marsden

"Round and round the sun we go
The moon goes round the earth
We do not die of death
We die of vertigo"
The Crow, J. O'Barr

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
--Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman, orator, writer (106-43 B.C.E.)

"A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history -- with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila."
--Mitch Ratliffe

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
-- Unknown

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
-- Albert Einstein

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
-- Henry David Thoreau

"It hurts to find out that what you wanted doesn't match what you dreamed it would be."
-- Randy K. Milholland, 2004

"Vani tass, vani tatum, et omni i vani tass."

"And shepherds we shall be,
for thee my Lord for thee.
Power hath descended forth from thy hand,
so that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command.
And we shall flow a river forth to thee,
and teeming with souls shall it ever be.
In nomine patri,
et fili,
...et spiritus sancti."
-- Connor & Murphy, "The Boondock Saints"

I'm a graduate student in Library and Information Science. I can't decide which I like better, books or computers, so this program seemed the best place for me.
I also write, somewhat haphazardly -- used to write constantly, and have had a short story professionally published...but then somewhere along the line my writing dropped down the list of my priorities.
Lately, I'm trying to reverse that trend. Since I started this LJ, I've been slowly but surely increasing the amount of time I spend on writing of all sorts, and increasing my involvement with the writing community (both on LJ and in other areas, mostly online).
I use this journal mostly to blabber on about the things in my life, sometimes to complain, sometimes to post bits and pieces of writing (hopefully more of that as time goes on), and generally just share with the world at large the things going through my head in a more socially acceptable manner than jabbering aloud on the public bus :o)

Oh, and when I am getting rid of books, they are available on bookmooch.com at:

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