Thursday, February 26, 2009


I don't get the SD system in logic. Not only do I not get it, but I got a 2.5 out of 5 on my logic quiz Wednesday. I feel like Dr. B. is disappointed in me and that I'm not living up to her expectations. (Perhaps, that's all in my head).

Stress Syllogism:
Lauren is always stressed.
All people that are stressed go to Truman State.
Ergo, Lauren goes to Truman State.

S: Lauren
P: Truman State
M. People that are stressed


A A/I A/I = 1

Valid Argument. (Not sound because the major premise is false) To bad the above is CL.

And, I spent all this time blogging when I should have been working on Logic homework. :(

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Has neglected this.

Nothing new here... just very busy with homework.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

poem for your perusal

Wind tears through gloves
as searing cold grips my spine.
I lift my chin skyward, in want of
solace, an inverse prayer.

The stars are the stars, as always.

Amidst them the burning numbness of cold
is melted to the gentle sting of infinity
and inferiority.

Yet, all to soon the wind rushes
and I am cold again.


I wish my poetry wasn't so jagged. I don't know how to smoothly connect thoughts.

Exciting news, today I found out that Truman awarded me a study abroad scholarship. I'm pretty excited because it makes Israel financially feasible. Now the only thing that can get in the way of me and the Sea of Galilee is terrorism.

p.s. Arabian Nights was fantastic, go see it.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

I have not updated in awhile.

I want to, but I feel like my life is going to quickly for words. Madrigal dinner is over, so perhaps I can return from 500 years ago to regularly scheduled programming.

More importantly: Israel is going to happen! (Well, almost... just one more meeting and a passport and I'm practically on that plane.) I can't wait to be an archeologist for three weeks.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Megan, I can't figure out how to comment on your neat looking blog, so I must comment here. Cool blog!

Today Mathew and I sang an epiphany hymn at church. After the service, we chatted with a libertarian gynecologist, a British atheist, a wonderful German lady, her brilliant husband, two music department faculty and the rest of the motley people one meets at St. Paul Lutheran in Mephis Missouri. When I graduate from Truman, I don't think I'll be able to find a church to adequately replace it.

Aussi, j'ai eu un examen vendredi en français. Il a été facile. Je dois aller dîner avec Amy mardi dans MO Hall.

What else?

Madrigal dinner approaches! I am excited. My family will be coming up to see me wear that gorgeous opera gown! (and Matt in tights!) - I promise there will be pictures - My parents haven't been to the house since the flood, so I'm excited for them to see all the little changes we've made.

I have no talent for finishing blog entries.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Brain Candy

Medieval philosophy is my favorite course this semester. We are discussing Augustine's On Free Choice of the Will, which is a great work of anti-manichaeism (read: forces of good and evil) and also goes into depth on the nature of free will and evil. What's great is that I've always understood evil to be nothing, but never knew to attribute this to Augustine's theology. To explain quickly, in Augustine's view: evil is the absence of good, just like darkness is the absence of light, or cold the absence of heat. There are no "darkness" particles - just photons.(Just wikipedia checked that!) Anyway, I remember coming across this view online my freshman year of high school during my online debating days. -- I used to think I was the Holy Spirit and could convert anyone to Christianity by pure reason -- Needless to say, I'm over that, but I never realized how much theology Mr. Rudzinski and I bit into when we rehashed my discussions with atheists and agnostics. He is my Socrates. (Not to say that I'm Plato) Well... I'm attempting to be Plato soon. (read below)

For my first paper, I'm going to write a platonic dialogue between myself, a friend, Augustine, and Kierkeggard. Hopefully I can do all four justice!

Must go do some Logic homework. By the way, I'm trying to have a real liberal arts education: (I have to improvise a bit)

Arithmetic (LAS Calculus?)
Music (Chamber Choir - Voice Lessons)
Geometry (History of Math or studying for the GRE?)
Astronomy (I'll hang out with Amy at the train bridge for this one!)

Logic (Logic)
Rhetoric (Replace 170 with a rhetoric class)
Grammar (Historiography, Latin, French)

Isn't it cool that Music is applied Arithmetic and Astronomy applied Geometry?

So yes, another scattered post that wasn't proof read.