Saturday, February 27, 2010
This hasn't been proven yet, but every even number, as far as the scientists know, is the sum of two prime numbers. I've proved it to my own satisfaction as far as ten.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Add in that my customer once made a straight-to-video movie with Lindsay Wagner, and really, it's like I'm the Six Million Degrees of Separation Man
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
FDR's First Inaugural Speech:
Stripped of the lure of profit by which to induce our people to follow their false leadership, they have resorted to exhortations, pleading tearfully for restored confidence. They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers. They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish.
The money changers have fled from their high seats in the temple of our civilization. We may now restore that temple to the ancient truths. The measure of the restoration lies in the extent to which we apply social values more noble than mere monetary profit.
PAUL SOLMAN: You see no arguments that keeping the system as it is, is a legitimate political objective?
WILLIAM BLACK: Well, then you are going to have recurrent crises that get bigger and are disastrous. The financial firms get this burst of short-term profits. They max out their personal bonuses of their executives. It's great for them, but it's terrible for the world.
The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis
"And the lesson of it all is, your Highness," said the oldest Dwarf, "that those Northern Witches always mean the same thing, but in every age they have a different plan for getting it."
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Speaking of a guy my age (me, in fact) I realized the other day that I'm now closer to seventy than forty, and I'm starting to believe it.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Thursday, February 04, 2010
"Ah, fair sir, it were woundily hard to tell, they are so many and do so lap the one upon the other, and being made all in the same image and tincted with the same color, one may not know the one league from its fellow, nor how to count them except they be taken apart, and ye wit well it were God's work to do that, being not within man's capacity; for ye will note-"
Okay, in the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, the Demoiselle Alisande la Carteloise is talking about the distance to her home, but the description fits the way I've been eating here. Just try and pick out one meal, from the steady stream of food. Last night we were out (eating) and Sarah's friend asked what we'd seen in Boston. As I talked, I realized I was just naming restaurants.
In a little while we're going to see Avatar. I'm worried because as far as I can tell from the previews and reviews, after they paid for special effects, they didn't have any money left over for a plot, and I fell asleep in Fantasia. On the other hand, the seats are so much more comfortable than they were forty years ago when I was dozing away at the Fireweed, I might get some rest.