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60 Minutes

On 60 Minutes tonight, there was a story about neuroscience and communication. It involved planting electrodes either on the surface or in the interior of the brain to enable human interaction. Normally, I don't blog about these kinds of things, but I find it so incredible and amazing. One interviewee suffers from Lou Gerigh's disease and lost all motor functions except for eye movement.

Thanks to researchers at Brown University in neuroscience, this man can now manipulate a mouse cursor, speak and respond to questions using a computer. I don't know if people realize how much this matters.

When I was an undergrad, I had a conversation witht he Cognitive Psych prof about the electrical signals in the brain, and the impulse of neurons firing, and he dismissed it as "science-fiction" nonsense. Well, looks like I was right.

If you have a few moments, try to find the interview online. It is simply incredible.

Amazing stuff. They even show a woman controlling an electric wheelchair by using her brain alone.

I don't know what else to say.
Karen's surgery went fine. Waiting to see her in recovery. Everything is a ok and fertility should be easier now for us. Thank you everyone for your love. Andy.

Karen and the Mafia

Some of you may not be aware of this, but there is in fact a Mafia made up of Spiders throughout the world. They operate in secret, "whacking" people, extorting innocent spiders and other bugs and generally doing what they want. The Bat Police won't do anything about it because the Spiders have infiltrated the cops and bought off the ones who wouldn't give up. Those that attempt to fight back wake up with a fly's head in their beds.

Well, Karen pissed them off. Seriously pissed them off. She attempted to "give one a bath" today and nearly killed him. Normally I wouldn't be worried, but she laughed, and i know the mob, and we are in for a late night. I have to keep constant watch for them...they're sneaky and icky and 8-legged.

So, watch out for any spiders in your neighborhood, they may be connected.

Please be careful everyone!
I cannot seem to wake up today...I feel like I'm going to pass out sitting at my desk. I don't remember the last time I felt this drained..gah.
I feel so angry today and I have no idea why. Maybe it's because i'm congested and coughing. Who the fucks knows. Maybe I just want to punch someone. Yeah...
This is a text message post. How cool is that!


Thank you to everyone who has been supportive and shown me love lately.

I wish I could say that I feel 100%, but I don't yet. It will take time, and work and patience. Some days I feel like I've run out of those things. But my love will keep me going. I know of nothing else.

So, an update, Karen is doing better. Things get tough and sometimes I feel like a dick for being short with her, but we always work out stuff.

She's playing Rock Band now, and it's a blast to watch.

So, thanks, and cheers!


Today marks two years that I have been married to the most beautiful woman in the world.
I love you so much Karen. You have made my life complete and made my heart leap out of my chest.
I am so thankful for the past 2 years and I continue to look forward to our future together.
I love you more than words can express. True love does exist, and it lives in us. You're my everything, my rock and my love.

Plus, we got a Wii today!! EEEEE!!!!

What made America?

I guess it was a Ford commercial that got me thinking about it.

The claim is that the Ford F series helped make America. So, what did in fact make America. I personally am of the opinion that the people made America, without the people it would just be another land. Or, let me rephrase that, the imagination of the people who live in this land made America. Other than a name and a place on the map, what is America?

And better yet, what are we? Are we people, or ideas, or just things, living in a land, named America, that work and live and play.

Is there anything more?

I guess I fill my journal with questions I think about everyday. I hope it's not boring or annoying. I've also been filled with questions. I've always wanted to know everything, and if I can't know it, I want to know why I can't. I hope that this doesn't make me bitter, because I love what I am, and I love what I have, and what I know and everything I want or need I have got.

Finally, hello to all who have added me. I welcome all comments and thoughts. Please be warned that I will ask people to defend their opinions and thoughts, as it would not be fair otherwise.


Writer's Block: Entering the Game

Are you the kind of person who prefers to enter a game with strategies and codes, or do you like to go into it without any help?

I prefer to give it my best without codes, unless I rented a game just for shits and giggles. I prefer using the really fun codes like "Huge Heads" or "All guns shoot confetti".

However, if I hear about an Easter Egg or a secret that will really help, I'll look it up.
So, I guess I go into each video game just trying to make sure I enjoy it, regardless of codes or startegy guides.


Wayward Son

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