Thursday, March 23, 2006

Of Mice and Men

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men has been around for quite some time. I've always heard the title mentioned, but like so many books, that was all I knew about it. i figured it had something to do with great men - maybe in comparassin to thsoe lesser men (mice?).

So I read thebook and the 100 or so pages went by too fast. It was a very easy read (note above 100 pages) and I finished it in one day. Basically the story runs with two men in the dirty thirties trying to find work and a future. They end up finding one but not the other.

Read it to find out.

Friday, March 17, 2006

My stuff

So, as you may have noticed, I've only been writing on this blog about once every few weeks. It's not because I've lost interest, but rather because I a MORE interested in other things ;)

I've been doing quite a lot of drawing of late and if you have the time you can check them out here :
I've actually been paid for a couple of those and I'm going to save all that money and buy myself a how to draw book. hehe.

Actually, that is not far from the truth. I've just recently been toying with a program called Poser6 and have thoroughly frustrated myself. To make myself feel better I 1) bought more RAM for my comp and 2) Bought a how to use Poser book from Amazon. My goal is to be able to bring some of my ideas into a more digital look. I love the comic style but would like to see something different on occasion. Something like this...

(and NO, this is not my work but it's something I would like to be able to do some day. This guy is seriously skilled)

I've also been using my MP3 to listen to some old tunes and some Korean tapes. Heck, if I get any better with my Korean, I just might go to school.... pfffftt. Ok, that's a big "if".

The Third Chimpanzee

The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond is a book I would recommend to anyone who is interested in evolutionary theory. It takes Darwin's natural selection to specifics about human mating paterns (of selection, nothing too juicy). Why are there different races on this planet and what does it really mean to be White or Black or Asian.

He also delves into the environment and our relationship to it. I may in the past have not been the best with recycling at my house, but I'm now inspired to do more. I'd write more but basically, If you liked Germs, Guns and Steel, you'll like this one.

"Creationists believe that our species had a separate origin through divine creation. Suppose, though, that we should detect on another planet a society of seven-legged creatures more intelligent and ethical than we are, and able to converse with us, but having a radio receiver and transmitter instead of eyes and a mouth. Shall we believe that these creatures (but still not chimps) share the afterlife with us, and that they too were divinely created?"