Each week on Scrolling Scribe, editors will select their favorite archived articles and repost them for your reading pleasure. You're welcome. By Adeeb Khan It’s funny how one’s mind can pause and focus on something simplistic at a time of chaos. It happens everyday — to a young man who finds himself in love for the first time and can only hear the song of the birds, … [Read more...] about Issues with an AK-47
Three simple reminders. 1. Slow down. I watched two fighters I train with grapple on the mat the other week, each with very different fighting styles. One relied on strength to muscle his way towards a submission while the other relied on patience and technique. While the first fighter flailed his arms and legs trying to take his opponent’s back, the second fighter … [Read more...] about Brain Fodder: Slow down, smile, and say thank you.
Si vis pacem, para bellum—If you wish for peace, prepare for war (Allmand, 2011). This runs counter to Scilla Elworthy's message, but is worth considering in conjunction with her talk. Vegetius’ De Re Militari explores this struggle between war and peace, shared by both philosopher kings of the ancient city-states and leaders of the modern world today (Allmand, 2011). … [Read more...] about Brain Fodder: Fighting with Non-Violence
The correlation of gender to identity fuels our current social structures, particularly patriarchy—a devastating and cyclical force that can transfer a tradition of dominance from father to son. The traditional institution of patriarchy can have sinister, and sometimes even deadly, consequences. In the fictional novel Zombie, by Joyce Carol Oates provides an insightful look … [Read more...] about Breeding a Serial Killer
The natural world has a knack for disorienting even the most curious of thinkers. Its beauty astounds artists and its complexity eludes scientists. There’s something bewitching about the forces governing the universe that sparks intrigue. In his demonstration, artist and inventor Tom Shannon feeds into this intrigue, allowing the laws of nature to govern his artistic creation … [Read more...] about Brain Fodder: The Painter and the Pendulum