Whimsy and studiousness from a nice lady who lives in Michigan and loves Objectivism.

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Protest Earth “Cower” – Celebrate Edison Hour

Today at 8pm ET, I will be turning on all the lights in my house to celebrate, what I call, Edison Hour. If Thomas Edison were alive today, I’m sure he would be protesting today’s evil nonsense – what the World Wide Fund for Nature is calling Earth Hour, or Earth Cower, as I prefer to call it. From Wikipedia:

Earth Hour is an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour on the evening of 29 March at 8 pm local time until 9 pm to promote electricity conservation and thus lower carbon emissions. It may also help reduce light pollution, and in 2008, coincides with the beginning of National Dark Sky Week in the USA.

There are around 21 major cities in America participating. Detroit, and Dearborn, Mich., home to Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park buildings, aren’t participating – thank goodness. The cities who are participating are either blinding jumping on this feel-good, public relations bandwagon, or are explicitly conceding that technology, i.e. capitalism and human achievment, are causing global warming by increasing carbon emissions. In response to this outright lie, please watch this video.

So, please celebrate Edison Hour tonight at 8pm. I hope to find every light switch and every means of using electricity – perhaps even a few flashlights – and turn them on! Open your blinds and curtains and let the light shine to the heavens and celebrate technology!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Teens Having Sex – Go Figure

Really, I don't fish around for any URLs that have the word “sex” in them. Honest and for true. However, I was intrigued when I watched a news show a few months ago that interviewed the creators of the Midwest Teen Sex Show.

They explained that they wanted to promote a discussion about sex as it relates to teens. What I found was a very good-natured, yet provocative, Web site that features some amazingly clever videos on a range of very interesting topics. Being that I don't buy into any of the religious sexual culture, it was so refreshing to find that the Midwest Teen Sex Show doesn't either.

I would recommend visiting their site to just about everyone I know, probably over the age of 15. So find yourself a time of day when no one is around, and enjoy this well-written, courageous and educational site!

Kindredist Meaning

Hmmm…I bet you were wondering today what the etymology of “kindredist” is.

First, I wanted a name that no other Web site has used. So I’m happy to have made it up and found that it is a completely new word, and one that is not found in any language, so it is exclusive to my blog. It also has direct connection to my view of life, of justice, and, especially, of praise. So let’s start with the root word.

Although it generally refers to family as in “kin,” "kindred" is a word often used in one of my favorite stories, "Anne of Green Gables," in the phrase "kindred spirit." In the story, it meant being more than a best friend, but not in a sexual way, and had a similar meaning to “soulmate” but within the context of friendship, or a friend whom you truly love who shares an exciting and benevolent view of life with you.

Therefore, "kindredist" means someone who practices loving his or her values and praises similarly-minded people, within a rational, grateful and benevolent context.