October 28th, 2009


Writer's Block: Nature or nurture

Do you think your moods are controlled by your brain chemistry or that your brain chemistry dictates your moods? Do you believe people are born with particular emotional temperaments or that they are primarily shaped by environmental factors?

Jeez, what a crap question this is. 'Do you think that your feet define what shoes are most comfortable for you, or is it that the shoes that are most comfortable to you depends on the shape of your feet?'

Answering the question that IS a question: I do think people tend to follow nature and nurture in roughly equal percentages: I know I'd be a very different person if I'd been brought up by different parents and exposed to different stimuli by my parents. I frankly think I'd be worse off for it.
gothic alley

Ritual Gourd Molestation and You

Anybody local got one of those child-safe pumpkin-carving knives I can borrow for Friday early-eve?
My local pub's going to do some jack-o-lantern creation which sounds like fun- but I'm thinking in terms of alcohol, knives, and hand-eye coordination and coming to some unpleasant possibilities.