Saturday, October 20, 2007

On Emerson

Although I don't like Emerson's writing (long, wordy, and superfluous), I enjoyed his phrase "transparent eyeball."

Besides it being quite a silly image, it does have some meaning to me.

The transparent eyeball seems to look past what mere rods and cones depict--it's seeing and understanding beyond face value and first impressions.

Take it for what it's worth. I'm just glad that in my 50-page reading assignment last week, Emerson wrote one interesting line.

Maybe Provo does have an up on Idaho

I have to admit, until recently, I don't think I spent one total minute of my time thinking about Burma. I'm pretty sure I've heard of it before. In history class, maybe? But when it was my time to write an editorial about the United States' relationship to other countries, and especially this struggling one, it opened my eyes to the freedoms we enjoy in the United States. (See Scroll Online on Oct. 23)

BYU, on the other hand, has been following the story and are starting to do something about it. Although these students can't affect things personally, spreading awareness is probably the most valuable tool at this point. Read the story at