Update and Radiolab
March 2, 2012 4 Comments
Sorry for those of you reading and waiting for a new chapter. It’s that time of year again, middle of semester, projects/midterms/work, the painful waiting for med-school, one of my closest friends leaving the country, it’s been a hectic week for me, but alas count your blessings right? Indeed. Alhamdullah. What I am trying to say is that writing for me requires “mood”, I know I need to learn to fight that for the future and learn how make the mood happen, but at the moment that is where I stand and the mood is not feeling me right now. It’s been a week and I haven’t posted, sorry for those of you waiting. Please be patient and thank you for your interest. After posting next chapter, which I don’t see happening for at least 3 days, I’ll make a schedule on when to expect a chapter and will do my best to stick to that.
While I work on projects, I’ve been listening to radiolab, catching up on their shows. If you haven’t already heard of it, then you are missing out! It’s an amazing podcast and it’s free! I thank my good friend for introducing me to it.
One episode I listened to and that had me blown away is on “Lucy.” It’s a fascinating story of animal and human interaction. But although the story focuses on Lucy and her incredible human-like behaviorism, I was more fascinated by Janis Carter. As fascinating as Lucy was and as tragic as her end is, Janis’s devotion, loyalty to Lucy was awe-inspiring. You’ll understand what I mean if you listen to the episode and I didn’t get the sense that there was any material gain (scientific or otherwise as there was for the original caretakers of Lucy) for Janis by devoting years of her life to Lucy. It go me asking, what makes a person do that and sacrifice so much for a chimp? I personally would love to get more inside Janis Carter’s brain and do an experiment on her! The sense of devotion and loyalty I find incredible! Fascinating story and more episodes/podcasts can be found on radiolab.org. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Take care.
Link: http://www.radiolab.org/2010/feb/19/lucy/ *Please just copy and past link, I have trouble with wordpress linking*