Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Name Game

I'm considering renaming my blog. Life and Loss is just so... Well, let's just say that it isn't what I want the blog to be titled. So many words can finish that sentence, and all of them portray something that I don't want this blog to be. (There I go with bad grammar again) This blog is likely to turn into my online journal. The things I've considered writing over the past few weeks have been personal, not inspirational or insightful. I didn't write them because I thought blogs were for others more than for the writer. Now I'm reconsidering that, and frankly I don't care if others don't get anything out of reading this. There are plenty of other blogs out there if someone really wants to find insight or inspiration.
For example: http://www.creativityresearch.blogspot.com/

I'm beginning to read "Creating Minds" again. It's by Howard Gardner and looks at creativity through the lives of Einstein, Freud, Picasso, Stravinsky, Eliot, Graham and Gandhi. I didn't read much of it the first time through and more or less just skimmed parts that I thought would be interesting. Now as I read the first chapter again I realize that it isn't necessarily going to be the book that I want it to be. It's a tough read because the author implies that he came up with the theory behind the book before doing any research or investigation.

What is that called!?!? Ugh, that's going to bother me now....

Confirmation Bias!!! phew.

Well, now back to what I was saying; I'm worried that Gardner's book will be filled with examples of confirmation bias. In order to find out if this is true I would have to finish this book and do some research on my own (which will likely be through Wikipedia for previously mentioned laziness issues) into the lives of those he wrote about. That would be quite an endeavor and I'm not sure I'm up for it. I guess the first step is to read more of the book. I'll keep this updated as to my progress.

Edited To Add (ETA)
Tolstoy wrote, "I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabrics of their life"

Saturday, September 13, 2008

4 months old

16 lbs 10 oz

26 inches tall