Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hi, I'm Zachary Adam, and I'm an idiot. AMA.

I am throwing up this open thread for the next several days to answer reader questions and give opinions on pretty much any subject given. I can't see myself being inundated with questions so I imagine I will answer every single one.


  1. What made u decide to be a Catholic?

    What do you think the best way to motivate oneself?

    How is the school going?

    Also, it seems you are knowledgeable in politics. Any secret?

    I have this Toshiba laptop which is 6 years old. I think i am buying a new one. What should i do with this old laptop?

  2. Well, that first question is actually pretty easy to explain. Pretty much as long as I could handle abstract concepts, I have been what you could call a spiritual person. When I was little I actually spent part of my summers at an Anglican day-time bible camp. Then somehow I fell into Wicca, and now that I am back on the Christian side of Things, I still have that same general-purpose flare for drama and ritual. So there was that. Also, at about the same time that I began exploring the idea that I might be Christian, I was watching a lot of documentaries on various Catholic religious orders. It all just sort of clicked after that.

    As to motivating oneself, I'll get back to you when I know for myself. The best I Can usually do is to either dangle a carrot in front of my face to run after, or be genuinely enthusiastic about the task I am doing.

    I like to think of myself as being knowlegable in politics too, but I can't say there is any real secret. Staying abreast of the news is often helpful.

    As to your laptop, there are any of a number of things you can do with it. I personally like To keep Them Around for spare parts. If it suits you, you can remove the hard drive and install it into a USB case for doing backups.