All right!

Submitted by eagle on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 21:45

A quick little conversation in the restroom at the library:
Other patron: 'sup?
Me: Hey.
Him: All right.
I love New Orleans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Recently Reading: Music, The Brain, And Ecstasy

Submitted by eagle on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 20:47

The book Music, The Brain, And Ecstasy: How Music Captures Our Imagination, which covers a lot of the neuropsychology of music, reveals current research on how music affects us.
Personally, as someone who experiences music very emotionally, I found this book enlightening on many of the mechanisms or processes by which this happens. Also, I learned quite a bit about the cultural roles of music, and a lot of extremely interesting human experiences.
However, I also felt that the author, Robert Jourdain, jumped to several inferences or conclusions inappropriately. Also, as most if not all writers do, he infused a lot of his personal preferences into the text in the form of more general assertions. For example, his taste for classical music leads him into multiple statements that seem unfairly praising of elements in classical music and critical of more modern, fun music.
Overall, a really good read, highly recommend!

More adventures in New Orleans!

Submitted by eagle on Mon, 06/08/2015 - 19:39

Having an amazing time here!
Meeting so many interesting people, doing so many cool things, it can be extremely exciting and beautiful, like life. New Orleans feels alive, much more so than many cities I have visited. I believe that this is a key reason why New Orleans reminds me of Mexico, which also feels very alive.
Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


Submitted by eagle on Tue, 06/02/2015 - 22:38

Book: A culmination of errors resulting in a pile of ink-stained papers.
Life: A culmination of errors resulting in a corpse -- hopefully with a smile!
Love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

More adventures in New Orleans!

Submitted by eagle on Fri, 05/29/2015 - 22:55

Continuing to travel in New Orleans, I'm meeting lots more interesting people, and trying new activities.
Yesterday, while couchsurfing across the river, I met a cool couple, who produce the writing website Coastery. A collaborative writing project, it has some commonality with TaleWOW. Check it out!
I feel like travel changes a person, whether it's a geographic trip, a mental trip, or some other kind of trip.
Rock & Roll!!!!!!!!!!! :)