Dangerously Curious. Realist and Dreamer. Frustrated Student. 

The Glass is Refillable. Forest before the Trees. Egg before the Chicken (Dinosaurs Duh).

Guiding Principle: Work in Progress.

Check out my blog: BTTL, where I update my life one bottle of insulin at a time.

Favorite Quote:

Preface: please excuse the misogynistic tone of this quote. I find it a great reminder of not to squander my genetic jackpot, and far more importantly an inspiring call to action. To any female readers, replace man with woman, sir with ma'm, and its honestly probably far more accurate. 

Don't just lie there. Get up and evolve!...Be a man in full --the full monty. Like the U.S. Army used to tell us, 'Be all you can be.' Be an army of one. Be an alpha and omega too. This might be called the human race, but it's also called mankind. You, sir, are the crown of creation. So far. Don't blow it.
Manhood is a realm, so you might as well rule it. Use your head. Give it your best shot. Don't take it lying down. Stand up and be counted. Tell it like it is. Let the chips fall where they may. Put your pants on one leg at a time. Tell 'em where they can stick it...Give it all you've got. Walk it like you talk it. Put your money where your mouth is. Hit the nail on the head. Stop the buck here. And in the end give 'em something to remember you by. 
Socrates said, 'Know thyself.' Oscar Wilde said, 'Be yourself; everyone else is taken.' Matthew Arnold said, 'Man is something to be surpassed.' I say 'What are you waiting for, man?'
Right or wrong, man has always seen himself as special;. We've hyped ourselves as reasonable facsimiles of God. But too often, when the going got tough, we've expected a bailout from a presumed creator. Unacceptable!

--Glenn O'Brienn

Reading List:

The Martian
Literacy: Reading the Word and the World
The Odyssey
The Lost King of France: How DNA Solved the Mystery of the Murdered Son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
The Sacred and the Profane: The Nature of Religion
Hermes the Thief
Ghost Dance
The Aeneid of Virgil
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Aeneid
Norse Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Heroes, Rituals, and Beliefs
The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day - The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full-Color Images
A History of the Vikings
Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt
Dinner With Friends
The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers

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