Archive for April, 2007

on Carbon Neutrality

Goshen College just committed to becoming a ‘carbon neutral’ campus and announced the establishment of an Ecological Stewardship Committee to oversee this commitment. I’m so excited!

on the Meaning of Life

from IM:

(11:11:22 PM) Elizabeth: do you have a purpose, an ultimate goal, understand the deep meanings and significance of your life here on earth…
(11:11:32 PM) davisagli: those are all overrated
(11:11:42 PM) davisagli: I’m mainly looking forward to eating some peaches this summer
(11:11:42 PM) Elizabeth: good
(11:11:48 PM) Elizabeth: peaches?
(11:11:54 PM) davisagli: first thing that came to mind
(11:12:01 PM) davisagli: it’s like Hobbes’ desire for a sandwich
(11:12:04 PM) Elizabeth: ah
(11:12:27 PM) davisagli: (if you can’t make an analogy to Calvin and Hobbes, your philosophy is probably suspect)

on Pithy Proverbs

From my Good Earth tea bag:

“A drowning man is not troubled by rain.” — Persian proverb


  1. The person who came up with this obviously was not a student. The little assignments are still bugging me despite my efforts toward a 15-page research paper, thank you very much.
  2. I should probably not keep this piece of wisdom in mind when I move to Seattle in the fall. (In related news, my uncle tells me that Seattle is the suicide capital of the world.)