Category: Pingo Lingo

  • Basic Existentialism, Absurdism, Nihilsm

      Absurdism In absurdist philosophy, the Absurd arises out of the fundamental disharmony between the individual’s search for meaning(Existentialist) and the meaninglessness(Nihilist) of the universe. As beings looking for meaning in a meaningless world, humans have three ways of resolving the dilemma. Kierkegaard and Camus describe the solutions… Suicide Religious, spiritual, or abstract belief in […]

  • Opening Links in Colorbox

    Notice something about the following link? (It should hover above the page and open in a colorbox popup instead of a new window or tab.) Source: Opening Links in Colorbox The directions for how to do it are there. Cool beans. Use it when you want your reader to see something you’ve linked too but […]

  • Tense?

    I was reading a discussion about verb tense and style. Does each of the following examples have a place in story writing? Should the second example be the rule? A man walks into a room and sits down with a woman, the one he met years ago in Madrid. “Mary!” he says. “I didn’t expect […]

  • Respond to Eva Olsson

    Respond to the presentation by Eva Olsson in a post of 300-500 words. Choose your focus from some idea or image from her presentation. Consider other focus questions or other topics related to character building. Consider sources from the “Holocaust Literature” thread in the forums. Be personal, reflective, philosophical, engaging.

  • When Microsoft Word Spins the Beach Ball

    So, I figured I should share how I recovered a document, an important essay exam, during an “it-must-be-sun-spots” random lock-up of Microsoft Word 2008 on an iMac. Symptoms: Spinning beach ball while otherwise routinely typing in Microsoft Word 2008 on an iMac or Macbook. Unable to click on the desktop as the Finder was also […]

  • Write a scary story …

    Write a scary story in which you explore at least one the following terrors: feeling trapped paranoid afraid of the dark emotional shock freakish natural event the most frightening experience you have ever had a wicked mother in law, a scary mansion, a midnight walk on a wooded path, an abandoned school … ghosts

  • The Woman in Black (2012)

    Remember seeing the stage play of The Woman in Black last year at Lakeland College? [youtube video=”LghXxTR215M”] Well, the release of the film version is just around the corner – February 3rd, 2012. (That guy playing the lead … looks eerily familiar)

  • Younger Students and the Existence of God

    The fifth way is taken from the governance of the world. We see that things which lack knowledge, such as natural bodies, act for an end, and this is evident from their acting always, or nearly always, in the same way, so as to obtain the best result. Hence it is plain that they achieve […]

  • Do We Really Know What We Think We Know?

    Socrates: Consider, do you not think it a sound statement that one must not value all the opinions of people but some and not others, nor the opinions of all people but those of some and not others? What do you say? Is this not well said? Crito: It is. Socrates: One should value the […]

  • Where Has the Time Gone?

    What, then, is time? There can be no quick and easy answer, for it is no simple matter even to understand what it is, let alone find words to explain it. I know well enough what it is, provided that nobody asks me; but if I am asked what it is and try to explain, […]