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by Orpheus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5718

Re: Benefits of a College education

When we see a woman bartering beauty for gold, we look upon such a one as no other than a common prostitute; but she who rewards the passion of some worthy youth with it, gains at the same time our approbation and esteem. It is the very same with philosophy: he who sets it forth for public sale, to...
by Orpheus
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5718

Re: Benefits of a College education

Now you've done it! You annoyed me enough to go in search of actual data. It turns out philosophy majors do pretty well, both as preparation for fields like business and law, and in financial terms. http://dailynous.com/value-of-philosophy/charts-and-graphs/ Katherine :D What started as joke is tur...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Music for writing
Replies: 71
Views: 43441

Re: Music for writing

But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula , he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and u...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL
Replies: 23
Views: 6316

Re: THE FATE OF EMPIRES and SEARCH FOR SURVIVAL

Correlation* is not causation. *(and I’m not even convinced of the correlation) Unfortunately this is not something that you can do a double blind test on. Physics, like history, manages OK without double blind placebo control experiments and the same simple rule applies equally to them both: corre...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5718

Re: Benefits of a College education

This article about modern trends on campuses brings into question if college education will still be as valuable as it once was. Excerpt: The Coddling of the American Mind In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Thinkers Anonymous
Replies: 5
Views: 1163

Thinkers Anonymous

Thinkers Anonymous It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties now and then - to loosen up, I guess. Inevitably, though, one thought led to another, and soon I was more than just a social thinker. Gradually, I began to think alone - "to relax," I told myself - though dee...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5718

Re: Benefits of a College education

The following article is interesting in that it shows that males are purposely shunning higher education, family and careers. Why? They no longer see it is as worthwhile. Read the whole article to find out why. https://thefederalist.com/2013/12/20/men-irrational-opting-education-careers-families/ Ex...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5718

Re: Benefits of a College education

While those earning master's, doctoral, or professional degrees still earn more during their careers than those with less education, the gap is closing, according to The College Payoff, a report published today by the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce. "It's still tr...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Benefits of a College education
Replies: 26
Views: 5718

Re: Benefits of a College education

Nice post. I like infographics that communicate clearly and with a story. Unfortunately, this particular one is misleading as it presents their situation as if it was an outcome of their education (correlation is not causation), While things look grim for Jim, and good for Joe, the stats (from U.S....
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Music for writing
Replies: 71
Views: 43441

Re: Music for writing

But in meantime I recently I stumbled across Didula , he is one of Russia's most popular musicians who I never heard of before. He is a guitar virtuoso who blends his training in Slavic music with Spanish Flamenco and techno style music leading to an interesting fusion. It tends to be melodic and u...
by Orpheus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Some advice to Script Writers on marketing your script
Replies: 10
Views: 733

Some advice to Script Writers on marketing your script

First of all I have never written a script nor do I write fiction. So how can I give advice? Please read on to find out. In the early 90s I was living in S California and I became close friends with a young man named Robert Woodfield. His father was William Woodfield https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi...
by Orpheus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Music for writing
Replies: 71
Views: 43441

Re: Music for writing

Thanks to devinganger for redirecting me to this list. I skimmed through the list and will go through it again and try all the links provided. Personally I listen only to instrumental music at a low volume. If I work on a website I crank it up higher. I use headphones with noise cancellation. For th...
by Orpheus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What kind of music do you listen to when you write?
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: What kind of music do you listen to when you write?

devinganger wrote:We've got a nice years-long thread going on this topic here:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=34625

Hope you find some nice suggestions there.


Thank you. I had actually looked but couldn't find that thread thank you for leading me in the right direction.
by Orpheus
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What fonts do you use?
Replies: 96
Views: 30778

Re: What fonts do you use?

I use a variety of fonts. For me, this is a very interesting topic. Currently I am using Friz-quadrata or Albertus Medium for titles and headings. They are beautiful flared fonts that is between san-serif and serif in that there is no obvious serif but the endings are wider than the body giving the...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Using Scrivener
Topic: What fonts do you use?
Replies: 96
Views: 30778

Re: What fonts do you use?

I used Calibri for a very long time, until this topic encouraged me to look for something I liked better. I spent hours trying out different fonts. I spent a few months using Merriweather , which I absolutely love for my schoolwork or anything professional, but don't like for my fiction writing. I ...