Monday, February 19, 2007

My Leave

After much thought, I've come to the conclusion that I am not experienced enough to hold a Web Blog up. So because of this, I am going to leave this blog where it is. I am not sure when or if I will continue this, but it is very unlikely it will be soon.

I'm sorry I couldn't keep this up, hopefully next time it will go better.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


I am just here to tell you all that I am taking a brief pause from my blog. The reason why I am taking a break from this is because I need some time to think a few things in my life over and catch up in some work I've forgotten to do. I will update this sometime in the next week.

Monday, January 29, 2007

We Are All Players

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players:
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages. At first the infant,
Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms.
And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel
And shining morning face, creeping like snail
Unwillingly to school. And then the lover,
Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier,
Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard,
Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel,
Seeking the bubble reputation
Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice,
In fair round belly with good capon lined,
With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,
Full of wise saws and modern instances;
And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts
Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon,
With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice,
Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,
Is second childishness and mere oblivion,
Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
--William Shakespeare

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Don't, Won't, Can't Stop The Beat

With all the new technology based around music, it's hard not to notice the impact it has made on our generation. Or to be more correct, it is hard not to notice the impact our generation has made on music.

One of the best ways of understanding a certain period of time in man is to analyze the music of the period. The music produced directly relates to the type of society at the time. A few examples are how the religious chants of Churches reflected the Dark Ages, how opera related to the Renaissance, and how rock and roll defined the 1950s. The types of music you are subjected to as a child influences the type of music you will prefer as you mature. This is a possible explanation of why most of our fathers prefer country or rock and roll over new age and contemporary music.

We encounter music every day in our lives. But rarely we stop to think about how it affects us. Music is one of the most powerful factors to our mood, it can make us emotional, angry, sad, sleepy, or make us want to dance. Music has also been proven to make us better at our job or crazier at the wheel depending on the type of music. But with current technology giving us 24 hour access to music, we grow accustomed to the constant input of music. In some cases we become addicted to it, needing it to pass the time. And with the ever evolving devices being created, it is not a challenge to meet that need.

We all have our taste in music, whether you are a country fan or an goth person, there are thousands of bands in the world to supply us with all the digitized music we need.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Memento Mori

Fear of death is the universal link that all organisms have in common. We all want to survive and live on.

Death has a way of turning brave men fearful, of turning lunatics sane, and of turning impious people religious. It is also because of death that we take precautions and avoid unnecessary risks, it is also why we become supersticious and why we would turn to Religion in times of trouble. The actual nature of death is inevitable, we all will die at some time or another. But we should not treat death as if it were a demon or a devil. Death closely follows life, like the sun follows the moon. You cannot have life without death. In order to truly embrace life and it's pleasures, you must first embrace death and it's reality. Once you come to terms with your own mortality, it will be as if you were liberated from an invisible captor. You will see the world in a whole new perspective, you will not be a slave to caution, you will be the surveyor of your soul. You will not be as frightened by the threat of your own death, you embrace and accept it as the nature of life.

Speaking from personal experiences, there have been 3 times in my life were I was absolutely certain I was about to die. The first time, when I thought I was going to die from an illness, after I recovered I started to plan the rest of my life as I needed, planning all the accomplishments I hoped to achieve. After the second time, I almost fell out of a train, I took it upon myself to come to terms with my mortality and embrace the fact of death. And the final time, too personal to share, I reconnected with a childhood friend.

People will have different and varied opinions about death, some will fight it to the end others will take it upon themselves. But no matter what your opinion may be, it is still a universal truth that we will all die sometime and someplace. Memento Mori.

Also, I appologize for the late entry. I've been having a busy week and it's hard to make time for this.