gives you strength

Via MetaFilter comes this little tidbit on how bubbles in beer actually flow downward. I think I will celebrate my newfound knowledge tonight by drinking a pint of Guinness and then reading some Brendan Behan. Slainte!

a pledge

We had to say this every time we went to the library in elementary school. I think it has influenced me profoundly. It neatly encapsulates some of my personal philosophy and how I interact with the world and my fellow humans.

Life is short. Therefore, I shall be a crusader in the fight against ignorance and fear, beginning with myself.

God bless Ms. Vickers-Shelley.