Well folks, it’s the end of the summer semester here at UK, and fall term starts but a few days from now. That means that this week’s blog is going to focus on wrapping up my thoughts and experiences on my first summer as a Media Mafia worker.
It is hard to believe that the Fall semester is almost here again. It seems like just yesterday Spring semester ended and the summer was beginning. The local public grade schools have even already started their new school year. Soon the new freshmen will be coming to UK’s campus and beginning their new lives as well. The air is full of excitement and promise.
I watched an interesting TED talk this week. It was on the fundamental moral differences between Liberal and Conservative mindsets. The presenter used the psychology of morality to justify why people on both sides of the isle always think their position to be infallible, or their beliefs unquestionable. Liberals speak for the weak and oppressed, want change and justice even at the risk or chaos. Conservatives speak for institutions and tradition, and want order even at the cost of those at the bottom.
It seems like everywhere I look, I see people declaring that the world is getting worse and worse by the second. Death and famine across the globe, greedy men exploiting the poor, and other such travesties. Why, just look at this quote I found about today’s young people:
"Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."
With classes looming just around the corner, many of us are starting to think (and worry) about how we're going to afford our textbooks. This article shows many tips on how to get textbooks for good deals, or even for free!
I just read this article, entitled, "Missouri Outlaws Student-Teacher Facebook Friendship." Again, it seems like these discussions about social media effects and applications seem to gravitate towards me. But, I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts. As new technologies develop, new laws sprout up governing the use of such technologies. Don't believe me? Is sexting inappropriate?
I dig musician/songwriter Bill Callahan. He's been at it for a long time - working under the "Smog" moniker for many moons before shedding that skin and performing under his own name for the past few years. He's run the gamut from lo-fi home recording (long before GarageBand) to his current, more polished sheen.
I recently bought some items from the internet and they came to me damaged due to various shipping problems including it having sat in the post office’s warehouse for a week. At first I was very worried, thinking that the company would be resistant to help me since it was legitimately the post office’s fault that things had been damaged. I called them and explained what happened to one of their representatives. Thankfully, they were exceedingly nice about it and very helpful to me. Immediately they sent out new products and even overnighted it to me to try and make up for the time