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Left Brain

2007-01-19

The topic of brain lateralization has already been discussed in some detail, but the previous article left out the Left Brain. Let's just pretend this article had all the same verve and panache of the previous article, but ended with a bit about Left Brain functions, specifically about Techgnostics (knowledge of technology) and The Proof (wherein I give highly spurious "proofs" by …

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Music

2007-01-19

Music is my raison d'être. Here's a bit of my musical background:

  • I play piano and have since I was 8. I'm pretty good, but I'm no concert pianist.
  • I've played guitar and bass guitar since about 14. I'm a middling to good guitar player, but I play lead bass in a rock band. I've been told on more than one occasion that I sound like a mixture of Les Claypool,

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Notice!

2007-01-19

Good day, people who may watch this photoblog. This is just to let you know that some time next week, there will be many changes made to how it works, and it shall be integrated into the aphoenix.ca blog as a whole. Currently this photoblog has a separate installation of wordpress, and it's a pain in the ass to keep it up to date. So, soon, it will get a kick in the ass and be changed over to another installation, and this particular copy will…

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Right Brain

2007-01-19

Brain lateralization is an interesting topic to me; the idea that different parts of the brain have different jobs makes a lot of sense and it's an interesting thing to comtemplate. It makes it interesting to try to separate out "brain" from "mind"; where does the concrete body part end and the self begin? Is there a self different from the body? Is body all that we're made up of?

I digress, though, as I so often do.…

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Writing

2007-01-19

Creative Writing - it's that thing that most of us did in grade school, usually accompanied by a vague sense of forboding and a desire to do something else. It tends to be a fairly personal thing to do and is difficult for a lot of people to share.

Well, everyone who knows me knows that I have no shame. It's just not part of my genetic makeup. I'll get up on a stage and do just about anything if I think it will entertain people; that's …

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Confluence

2007-01-18

A confluence, according to the OED is defined as:

  1. A flowing together; the junction and union of two or more streams or moving fluids.
  2. The place where two or more rivers, etc., unite.

This section is dedicated to all those things that bring together my two streams of thought - left and right brain - to define who I am. Or, to be slightly more honest, these are the things that do not fit quite so neatly into l…

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