For the Feast of St. Ignatius Loyola:
In God's Name
"If Trinity is everything you say it is," she said, "then why in God's
name would it be based in North Carolina?"
This I hadn't expected. "Aren't you the to…
The Fullness of Time
In memory of Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, who
"Having solved one of the basic mysteries of life here on Earth, Dr.
Crick seems happy to skewer any notions o…
In loving memory ofFred "Bubba"
LaRue,architect of Nixon's "southern strategy" --
Part of a Log24 entryfor Saturday, July 24,LaRue's apparentdate of
SouthernStrategyGalore: The Agonyand the Ecstasy
Get Your Ticket
Posted on Wed., July 28, 2004 Ex-N.H. GOP DirectorPleads Guilty
by Holly Ramer, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. - The former director of
the New Hampshire Republican Party …
The Freshmen, Part II
From the Daily Princetonian,Feb. 3, 2004: Caption: Cate Edwards'
Princeton friends support her and her father.
"... when Sen. John Edwards, father of Cate Edwards '04, decided to run
Happy Birthdayto Kate Beckinsale(star of
Cold Comfort Farm)
and Kevin Spacey(star of The Usual Suspects).
From a novel,The Footprints of God,published August 12, 2003 --
A tour guide describesstations of the cross in …
Happy Birthday,Carl Jung Jung in Von
Franz'sPsyche and Matter, p. 85:
"What the formula can only hint at is the higher plane that is reached
through the process of transformation.... The change consists in…
Suggested by George Steiner's phrase in the previous entry, "as in
A revision of Theme and Variations to include a midi of Bach's
variations on the Goldberg ground
The following from the …
Richard Neuhaus on George Steiner'sGrammars of Creation: "... the facts
of the world are not and will never be 'the end of the matter.' Music
joins grammar in pointing to the possibility, the reality, o…
Is Nothing Sacred(3/09), continued...
"With a holy host of others standing 'round meStill I'm on the dark
side of the moonAnd it seems like it goes on like this foreverYou must
forgive meIf I'm up and gone t…
From a Google Groups search on "diamond theorem" today:
Like the pine trees lining the winding road, I got a name, I got a
name.... And I carry it with me like my daddy did But I'm living the
dream that …
Identity CrisisFrom a summer movie
guide:"Ready for more international
espionage and intrigue? On July 23, Matt Damon returns as amnesiac spy
Jason Bourne in the sequel to 2002's surprise hit, 'The Bourne
The Roots of Coincidence
Yesterday's first entry contained a picture of the Philadelphia group
Yesterday's last entry, "Welcome to Mr.
Motley's Neighborhood," dealt with properties of social netwo…
Character and ValuesIn
response to this morning's Wizard-of-Id example (see 1:22 PM entry) of
a political Bob-Hope-style Christian wisecrack (a style more apt to
make me gag than laugh), some further quotations:
In memory ofLaurance Rockefeller,who died yesterday at 94
"J. S. Bach's 'Goldberg Variations' is a self-contained world,
in which is transformative....
At the end of Variation 30, Bach w…
"All things return to the One. What does the One return to?" -- Zen
koan, epigraph to The Footprints of God,by Greg Iles ofNatchez,
Mississippi "Literature begins with geography."
-- attributed …
Los Angeles Times2:38 PM PDT, July 9, 2004 --
Boyz N the Hood: Kerry,
Edwards Emphasize Values By Matea Gold, Times Staff WriterBEAVER, W.
Va. -- Anticipating a full-frontal attack by President Bush, Sens. Joh…
From today's obituary in The New York Times of R. W. Burchfield, editor
of A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary:
"Robert William Burchfield was born Jan. 27, 1923, in Wanganui, New
Wrestling with Words
"Philosophers ponder the idea of identity: what it is to give something
a name on Monday and have it respond to that name on Friday...."
-- Bernard Holland, The New York Times of Monday, May …
This afternoon I came across, in a briefcase I seldom use, two books I
had not looked at since I bought them last month: The Footprints of
a recently published paperback by Greg Iles, a writer who
12:25 PM July 8:"Willst Du liebereinen gelben Sternhaben?" she
asked."Oder einen roten?"
-- Martin Cruz Smith,
1987, page 101 Personally, I prefer
a blue-green sta…
Beyond Geometry(Title of current L. A. art
exhibit)John Baez:What is
the difference between topology and geometry? Geometry you learn in
high school; topology in college. So, topology costs more.A bit more
Funeral song for Marlon Brando to sing, at long last, to the immortal
Grace Kelly..."Everybody's just dying to be heard..."-- KHYI radio,
Plano, Texas, 4:00 PM EDT
(... followed at 4:04 PM by …
"Jack Nicholson has said he believes, as do many actors, that when
Brando's gone, everyone moves up a place."
-- Claudia Luther and Elaine Dutka, Los Angeles Times staff writers
Marlon Brando in On…