Leisure Time

Ok, my brain is fried, but that does not give me the excuse to let it go. This article in National Review today is required reading. The author Gleaves Whitney discusses the nature of leisure and what we are to do with it. Read it–in your leisure time.

How much do you read?

This page has some interesting profiles of “America’s Biggest Readers.” The Number One reader in America, Harriet Klausner, reportedly reads 20 books per week! And I thought I was a hero for approaching 20 since this year began. The fastest reader in the world can read a 240 page book in 20 minutes, with comprehension!… Continue reading How much do you read?

I Guess I’ll Never Grow Up

Growing up takes too long, and I haven’t met all the requirements. Does this mean I can order from the kids’ menu at restaurants?

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A Man’s Man

If you haven’t read yet about the mountain climber who had to cut his own arm off to escape from a boulder that was pinning him, read it now. This story is incredible, and a testimony to the fact that sacrifices are made with every decision we make, some more costly than others. This fellow… Continue reading A Man’s Man

Fair and Balanced News

We here at TruePravda (actually, just me–since I’m the only one here) will stand for nothing less than the truth–the name is, after all, TRUEPRAVDA. Therefore, I want to share all sides of the story. For this reason, I’m providing the following link: welovetheiraqiinformationminister.com It’s almost passe, but I still found it to be quite… Continue reading Fair and Balanced News

Associated Press or Parody?

The news media as we know it keeps proving its irrelevancy. Take, for instance, this AP photo and caption found on Yahoo News (thanks to Opinion Journal for the link). What relevance to anything does this have?

Procrastination

…from the Latin procrastinare, pro “forward” + crastinus “of to-morrow.” The etymology of the word says it all. So, due to lack of motivation to write my paper, I am putting off finishing until tomorrow. It seems after all these years of writing papers that I would learn my lesson. It seems that way, but… Continue reading Procrastination

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Nomenclature

Ok, while you’re waiting for me to get this website in order, I’ll give you a little trivia to pass the time. You may have noticed the name of my weblog: TruePravda. You may also be wondering “what in the world does that mean?” The “True” part is not that difficult. The “Pravda” part is… Continue reading Nomenclature

Not Quite Open For Business

Have you ever been to a store before the official opening time? It’s a little confusing sometimes. The people in the store are often ready and waiting to open, but the clock has not yet reached the “official” time, so you must stand waiting outside, and the shopkeepers will stand waiting inside. Well, you guessed… Continue reading Not Quite Open For Business