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We have very little time so we must move slowly.

Zen Saying

Curiosity: definition.

 

I started this website after many months of reading more non-fiction books than usual, watching a lot of educational PBS programming, and observing the bizarre, upside-down process of the 2016 political season. Like Alice, I fell into a horrifying, mind blowing awareness of  how many things I don’t know.  What shocked me was how much of an impact one particular fact or insight could have in the way I view myself and the world around me. I can blame our poorly funded education system. I can blame a growing culture of circling our wagons and fear of the “Other”.  And I can certainly at times blame my own lack of curiosity.

But that’s beside the point. What if curiosity doesn’t kill the cat? What if curiosity leads that cat to a hidden box of catnip? Happy Kitty.

This blog reflects my desire to know STUFF, whether philosophical, political, historical, personal, or just plain weird.

For example:

Did you know that Constantinople-the great gateway city of the —- saved Greek philosophy and literature-barely? Without their elders keeping it safe as Greece fell and finally bringing it back as Constantinople struggled, the dark ages could have lasted another 1000 years.

Did you know that the first woman to run for president of the United States ran before women even had the right to vote?

Did you know that you can figure out the temperature by counting the speed of cricket chirps? Don’t you think that information would make your life way better? (Okay some things are more significant than others..though I’m sure the crickets the would disagree.)

We live in a world where information is at our fingertips, yet fake news is a reality. Where cultures from all over the world can be explored while we stay in the comfort of our own home. I believe being curiosity gives us knowledge, and if we dig deep enough, leads to an appreciation for the diverse and beautiful world we all share. 

 

 

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