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jesusTAPDANCINGchrist on 09/30/2014


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That day, for no particular reason,
I decided to go for a little run.

So I ran to the end of the road, and
when I got there, I thought maybe
I'd run to the end of town.

And when I got there...

...I thought maybe I'd just run across
Greenbow County. And I figured since
I run this far, maybe I'd just run
across the great...

..state of Alabama. And that's what
I did I ran clear across Alabama.

For no particular reason, I just
kept on going. I ran clear to the ocean.

And when I got there, I figured since
I'd gone this far, I might as well
turn around, just keep on going.

When I got to another ocean, I figured
since I've gone this far, I might as
well just turn back, keep right on going.



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Pigeonherd Report | 09/30/2014 11:52 am
Yeah, and all that cost (which we totally don't have, btw) is in addition to any physical stress the animal will endure due to the extremely novel nature of being on a plane (or helicopter, or boat), and then when they're in quarantine you don't actually get to have any say in what they're fed -- though you have to pay for it. So, for a horse like Diego, her almost-two year old Paso Fino who is showing early signs of DSLD/ESPA, a degenerative suspensory ligament system affliction, we wouldn't be able to say, "feed him only X diet plus Y supplement because basic health maintenance," they'd probably just feed him generic (or poor quality) grass hay and assume that was enough.

Social Sciences people like to say they're sciences (here they're given the title "soft" sciences) in order to garner the respect that is inherent to a lifetime's worth of study and devotion to a particular system. It's akin to a dentist needing to have a D.D.S - Doctorate of Dental Sciences. Your dentist won't set your leg if you break it, but that's not the system he studied, and neither will your neurologist, phlebotomist, or cardiologist. I would actually argue that more science is applied in the Research of psychology than in the practice of it. Psychological researchers are bound by the scientific method just as any other researchers, even though the results of studies are much more highly variable due to the fluid nature of culture, sexuality and gender, personal identity, and sociology as a whole; this makes psych research results generally much harder to reproduce as well, lending to the idea that it's not "pure" science. By the same token, fighting so hard for the title of "science" is what blinds most psychologist to the fact that no, each person really is much more complex than that, and can't be accurately described by a series of pigeonholing and statistics. I had a professor at university (Don Saposnek, UC Santa Cruz) who was exquisitely aware of this, and expressed in class that psychology as a whole would get much more accomplished "if we all stopped pretending to be scientists."

Clinical practice, on the other hand, relies on a finesse and artistry to translate the (general idea of what's implied by) study results into a workable solution that can be introduced to and used by patients in a way that is productive and effective. Most humans don't like to hear, "You're a statistic, and here's how you will behave statistically speaking," regardless of veracity, and the ability to use relevant information to inform an approach comes from a mixture of experience and intuition.

It's an artisan approach. If you were to become the most skilled artisan (of any kind), you'd need to have a good understanding of the basics such as physics, chemistry, color theory, etc., depending on your craft. You'd need to know the history of the craft. And you'd need a spark of personal inspiration that made your work truly your own. You can't make a fabulous table without understanding how gravity works, but then again anyone can make a basic table, it takes a true artist to make it beautiful. This is why people shop for clinicians. If your personal needs don't match with a clinician's practice or methods, you find another one.
Pigeonherd Report | 09/29/2014 7:43 pm
Too many astra items? I tend to not use those, they are too visually distracting XD

they are too visually distracting

too visually distracting

LOL. I just died.

See, I wish I could work on a cruise ship and see the world like that. Or like, for National Geographic or something. But that's really the bachelor dream life, isn't it? wink And my wife has this thing about horses....... basically they have taken over her brain, and she can't *not* have at least one, and they don't cruise well.... I'm still working on "Honey, you know, when we live abroad.... You know they can't really come, right??" Her answer so far has been "sure they can, horses exist everywhere."
Me: "But there's this thing called quarantine, and it's not fun for animals, and besides, animals like stability, imagine how stressful it would be for them to travel, they'd be much happier staying here and waiting for us to return or living with our trainer..."
Her: "I'm not leaving them. I'll figure it out, don't worry."
Me: "......" -_-"

The plan was for at the very least China (where her ancestors are from), Australia (bc why not and "brumbies"...), Italy (where most of my ancestors are from), Iceland (where the rest of my ancestors are from), and then possibly settle in France for a bit (bc culture). I've already been most of these places, but this is more of a skeleton plan that should be fleshed out with side trips and diversions. So, basically, wherever life takes us. But first: education. lol, and horses.

Srsly tho, psych was fun, but now I'm at this point where any type of graduate work I want to do, I'll have to go back and fulfill requirements I didn't have to do because *Social Sciences!!!* Yaaaayyy, they're not really sciences!!!! Not kidding. Even the thing I'm doing now. If I wanted to get an MSc in MIS, my work experience wouldn't really count for sh*t, and I'd have to take abt another year's worth of pre-reqs. Unless I wanted to do it as an MBA with an Info Systems emphasis, in which case it'd be like a year and a half of extra PoliticalSciences/Accounting first..... ^^U crying
jesusTAPDANCINGchrist Report | 09/26/2014 9:28 pm
I'm a dragonkeeper extraordinaire. Unfortunately I have too many moving items. sad
Pigeonherd Report | 09/26/2014 9:21 pm
It wasn't about the muscle as much as that it was my first car and I miss it. I'm a silly girl like that. ^^U
Pigeonherd Report | 09/26/2014 9:18 pm
Found it! Thank you. It was under Details.

What did you do stateside?? Just odd jobs, or something research/profession related? My wife is working on an AS in Environmental Studies, so we're planning to do some travelling once she completes BS in Envr Sci. I would have loved to after mine, but I studied Psychology like a slacker and that's specific to local government regulations... I work in Information Systems now, though, at a CA Community College.
Pigeonherd Report | 09/26/2014 8:59 pm
Pigeonherd Report | 09/26/2014 8:53 pm
Haha, well, in 2006 I graduated high school... In 2010 got my BA.... Sold my '99 mustang for a VOLVO (biggest mistake of my life)... In 2011 i met the woman who has been my wife since 2013, and moved abt a 5yr drive from our families to a small town in the Sierra Nevada mountains. We have 2 dogs, 3 cats, and a horse (just a bitty little thing, not old enough to ride yet)....

And you?
Pigeonherd Report | 09/26/2014 8:41 pm
Uhm, no friend, it indicates persistence and an ability to get comfortable in your chosen community. Those are pretty much marketable traits. Resume style.
jesusTAPDANCINGchrist Report | 09/26/2014 8:35 pm
Pigeonherd Report | 09/26/2014 8:31 pm
Definitely know the feeling. Logged in and had hella RP in my inbox that never got finished. ^^U whoops!
Most of the ppl on the other end of them have been inactive for years though, so it's kind of moot. You seem to be the only one still around, so kudos. I bow to the Gaia Queen..!