Animal Intelligence

02 November 2009 · 2 comments

I keep meaning to use the new Foldedspace as a replacement for the dormant (defunct?) Animal Intelligence, but never seem to make the time to do it. Let’s remedy that situation starting today, shall we? A little background I believe that the birds and beasts are smarter than most people credit, that they’re capable of […]


30 October 2009 · 12 comments

This one is for Mackenzie, by request. Yesterday on Facebook, one of my former roommates shared an anecdote about when we were living together. Bill and I shared an apartment in Haseldorf, Willamette University’s off-campus housing, when I was a sophomore and he was a junior. (He dated Kris during the first semester, and I […]

“You’re doing it again,” Kris told me last night. “Doing what?” I asked. “You haven’t posted a new entry at foldedspace in nearly two weeks,” she said. “You’re in danger of letting it get all musty again.” Kris is right, of course (as she nearly always is). But she also knows the reason for my […]

Ayn Rand influenced my intellectual development. My personal philosophy has been greatly influenced by her philosophy. But I think she missed some the boat on certain issues. Here’s an article from Nathaniel Branden that explores some of the things she got right — and some of the things she got wrong.

Some of the biggest conflicts of our marriage come when Kris and I cannot agree on where to place things. We’ve had huge rows about seating arrangements for dinner parties, for example. And when we receive our furniture shipment later today, I’m sure there’ll be some tension as we try to find the ideal layout. But for now, this moment, we’re fighting over blueberries.

For years, I’ve wanted to make travel a priority. I’ve had tastes of adventure now and then recently, but it’s never been something that I had the time or the money to pursue. Now, however, it looks like I may be able to finally make travel a recurring part of my life.

I walked the Portland Marathon today, though the last few miles almost killed me.


30 September 2009 · 2 comments

Kris and I spent last weekend at the coast with Micahel and Laura and their two children. I found a great used bookstore, but I also found time to indoctrinate the kids in the joys of comic books.

Walk With Me

29 September 2009 · 8 comments

I plan to walk the Portland Marathon this weekend. Anyone care to join me for part of the way?

Through a Glass, Darkly

22 September 2009 · 9 comments

Kris calls this fixation on the things of youth “childish”, and she means it with the negative implications of that word. I don’t agree with her. I think it’s fine to like the things we enjoyed as children.