Friday, September 28, 2007

Thinking of actually updating every week now

This week marks the fourth issue of the The Captain's Log for this year and I am finally satisfied with an issue. There were a few kinks here and there but they were so small as to be unnoticable. I did end up being the one who laid everything out and maybe that is why i've always been a little annoyed with previous issues. I tend to not feel satisfied until I've done something myself, no matter how good someone else's work is or how not so great mine might be.

Walking around campus and seeing people grabbing the paper to read it has been rather rewarding. And there are administration members on campus who have come up to me and said that this is the first paper in years to have actually addressed issues that students are actually interested in. Yay!

I've settled on my Food and Literature Senior Seminar topic: Using Food to create an identity for Italian Americans. It should be fun.

Finally I recommend that you start using Stumble Upon. I was fairly against it originally, but I have found some really cool sites using it. For example, the Action Blog is basically a database of Web sites that lets you sign petitions or inform you about issues affecting the world. I also found a lot of cool photography pages. A neat travel site is for this guy Dairo Endara. Pretty pictures and neat tunes.

Web site of the Week:
Young Gallery ~ Young Gallery is a photography gallery in Brussels. It's Web site shows galleries from international artists that have been and will be featured in the gallery. They range from beautiful black and white portraits of African creatures (Nick Brandt) to really gorgeous shots that feature abstractions of color (Yves Ullens). I really recommend the time to scan them.

Quote of the Week:

"How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving..."

~~Albert Einstein, "The World As I See It: An essay by Albert Einstein."