I'm Russ. Glad to meet you all.
Occupation: Linguist specializing in endangered languages. When that's not paying, various dead end jobs.
Interests: Books, Writing, Research, Anthropology, Archaeology, Linguistics, Sociology, Philosophy, Judo, Gardening, Meditation, Art
Learning to: Paint, Sculpt, Play Guitar, Edit, and Parent
Pets: Oh'no (Golden Retriever/Husky) Shadow (German Shepherd/Husky) Tater (German Shepherd/Pyranees) Alger Hiss (Mexican Black Kingsnake)
Music: Rusted Root, Mississippi John Hurt, Otmar Leibert, Cesaria Evora, John Lee Hooker, Arvo Part, Carl Orff
Authors: Orson Scott Card, Erving Goffman, George Lakoff, Albert Camus, Christopher Moore, Henri Bergman, Keith Basso, Jim Butcher
Humor: Sarcastic and dry with scattered puns
Tue 22 Jun, 2010 11:27 pm - The problem with understanding the general concept of infinity in relation to a God is transferring the simplified rule for making infinity onto a being. A simplified rule for infinity would be +1.... (view)
Mon 14 Jun, 2010 11:09 am - Recon: Good to see you made the transition, my time will now be better spent.
My comment is on the sociocultural adoption of the digital and mechanical in general.
To create a perfected... (view)
Sat 12 Jun, 2010 12:40 am - [quote="salima"]
i sometimes think that there is a despair gene...it seems to me that some of us are destined not to be happy, even if we are logically aware that there is no reason for... (view)
Thu 10 Jun, 2010 03:32 pm - [quote="chai2"]
I have found the only way for me to do morning meditation is to, go to the gym get a vigorous workout and then meditate. Luckily my gym... (view)