I’m James Carney. I write about stuff I’m curious about.
There are a few things that really influence the stuff I write about. I am dyslexic, so stuff around that really fascinates me and I want to learn more about that. I’m also in the horse racing industry, so naturally I’m more curious about horses and equestrian life. I’ll probably write more posts about that than anything else because I want to learn more about that. I’m also happily married with a puppy as my only child. He will probably be talked about in a few blog posts. I mostly just want an excuse to brag about him.
His name is Max. He’s awesome. I mean, look at him!
I had a teacher who gave another student, not me, a complement at everyone else’s expense. It bothered me. It’s also stuck with me for a while. So Mr. Fannin, if you’re reading this, this goes out to you. You were mad at everyone for talking in the middle of class. Not surprising though, you were teaching AP US History. It is a naturally boring class. Anyways, you said that there was only one student who was going to be an excellent student and an excellent adult from our class. You pointed him out and then you asked us why. Obviously no one answered, I bet it was rhetorical. You said it was because he was curious. Well I have news for you, Mr. Fannin! I am equally curious, if not MORE curious! I love to learn! I love to ask why! I love to figure stuff out on my own!
I love to know why and how stuff works. I love to know why we are the way we are. I’m just a naturally curious person. So take a little bit of pride in this, ever since that moment I’ve tried to ask why everyday. I’ve tried to be curious about just one thing every day. The result of that rant a teacher gave 25 random high schoolers built this blog. It might have come 7 years later, but it is still a result of his tough love on us.
Once a week, I will write a post about why something is the way it is or how something came to be. This could be about anything really. Whatever I feel like researching that week. I’ll bring the results back to you in an easier to understand manner, at least hopefully easier.
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