Symmetry and Change, Part 1...
Early Evening,Shining Star
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Hexagram 01The Creative: The Image
The movement of heavenis full of power. Click on picturefor details.
The Clare L…
For studentAnthony Fonseca,Harvard '04-'05:
Michael (Studio della Robbia, ca. 1475) For teacherMargaret Casey:
The Green andBurning Tree, byChesca Potter
For the Voice of Gollum,Peter Woodthorpe:
A Log24 entry of Aug. 17, 2004, on thethree Semitic (or "Abrahamic")
"Looney." From Scotsman.com NewsMon., 30 Aug., 200411:43 AM (UK)
Ex-Priest Sentencedfor Disrupting Marathon
By Pat Hurs…
Thomas Becker, president of Chautauqua Institution, on Friday, Aug. 27,
"I'm really proud of this lecture platform this year. We started with
Phil Wilcox on the first day of the season and finished w…
History of Mathematics "... mathematicians
often treat history with contempt (unsullied by any practice or even
knowledge of it, of course)."
-- The Rainbow of Mathematics
On the history of the relationship between o…
The Tiffany Code
5:01:58 AM ET:
A link for Jill St. John's birthday --
The Geometrics of BrillianceTwinkle, twinkle...
Beach reading for brilliant redheads...
and for everyone else:
Click on pictures for details.
Angel of theFirst Degree
June 24, 2002, at 8:22:21 PM:
A few words for M.C.C. Honey Blonde She's as sweet as tupelo honey
She's an angel of the first degree. She's as sweet as tupelo honey Just
"Francis Bacon used the phrase instantia crucis, 'crucial instance,' to
refer to something in an experiment that proves one of two hypotheses
and disproves the other. Bacon's phrase was based on a sense…
A Cross Between Grace
"The only way to describe her voice is a cross between Harriet Wheeler
of The Sundays & Alanis Morissette."
-- Review of Jen Slocumb of Martha's Trouble by Diane Matay
Dyer, Part II:
From Here to Eternity
"Dying, at its best, might be something like this. Everything was a
memory, and everything was still happening in some extended present,
and everything was still to come."
T. Charles EricksonShizuo Kakutaniin the 1980's
Kakutani died yesterday.
"A drunk man will find his way home, but a drunk bird may get lost
-- Shizuo Kakutani, quoted by J. Chang in Stochastic Pr…
Train of Thought Kylie sings"Locomotion"
"Oh, my Lolita. I have only wordsto play with!" (Nabokov, Lolita)
"This is the best toy train seta boy ever had!"(Orson Welles, after
first touringRKO Studios, quoted in Halli…
"Un train peut encacher un autre."
Modern Times: ART WARS September 27, 2002 --
From the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society, October 2002,
"To produce decorations for their weaving, p…
On an essay by Geoff Dyer: "Dyer's writing is searching and melancholic
and sometimes profound. In the beautiful title essay, he has a fling
with a girl named Kate on a beach in Thailand: for her it is a
The Zen of Abraham
Today's Zen Chautauqua, prompted by the fact that this is Abrahamic
week at the real Chautauqua, consists of links to The Matrix of
Matrix of the Death God, and
Happy Birthday, Kate and K…
Classic to Romantic
"Ben Webster is probably best known for his eloquent ballad playing. On
JAZZ 'ROUND MIDNIGHT, we are treated to no less than 15 ballads, all of
which are performed superbly. Webster is one of the gre…
Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Ch. 6
(italics are mine):
"A classical understanding sees the world primarily as underlying form
itself. A romantic understanding sees it primarily …
In memory of Julia Child,born on this date:
Elements of Style
"Born Julia McWilliams in 1912, she was the product of the best
American genetic engineering, bouncing out of an old-money, privileged
Pasadena childhood li…
Battle of Gods and Giants,Part III:
The Invisible Made Visible
From today's New York Times:
"Leon Golub, an American painter of expressionistic, heroic-scale
figures that reflect dire modern political conditions, died…
Battle of Gods and Giants,Part II:
Wonders of the Invisible World
Yesterday at about 5 PM I added a section titled "Invariants" to the
3:01 PM entry Battle of Gods and Giants. Within this added section was
Battle of Gods and Giants
In checking the quotations from Dante in the previous entry, I came
across the intriguing site Gigantomachia:
"A gigantomachia or primordial battle between the gods has been retold
in myth, cu…
The Day Justice Died
But all things then were oracle and secret.Remember the night when,
lost, returning, we turned backConfused, and our headlights singled out
the fox?Our thoughts went with it then, turning a…
A variation on the theme of the previous entry, Quartet. The
firstcrossword puzzle: Derek Taunt
As in the previous entry, the illustration on the left is from a Log24
entry on the date of dea…
An illustration from July 26,Jung's birthday and the dateof Alexander
Hammid's death: Jung's Modelof the Self: Four Quartets:
"... history is a patternOf timeless moments."
Gerard Malanga, 200…
Consacré François Furet:
Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur
"Il a consacré l'essentiel de ses travaux à l'histoire de
la Révolution française."
"St. Pierre-Toirac, in the Lot va…
The Color ofCollateral John Lahr (Log24 on 1/26 2003):
"The play's narrator and general master of artifice is the Stage
Manager, who gives the phrase 'deus ex machina' a whole new meaning. He
holds the s…
Ian Lee on the communion of saints and the association of ideas (in The
Third Word War, 1978) "The association is the idea"
Herman Melville on the association of ideas:
"In me, many worthies recline, and…
Really Advanced French --
In memory of Rick James
"Three's not a crowd to her. She says,'Room 714, I'll be waiting.'When
I get there she's got incense, wine and candles.It's such a freaky
Epistle and Hymns
In the spirit of Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, we conclude our
Hiroshima Day service with a link to The Epistle of Jeremiah and a
deadly trinity of singers:
Neil Diamond--I A…
Sermon for Hiroshima Day
In a comment, a Xangan recently made a pun on the name "Gennifer" (as
in Flowers)... "geno-pher." I am still not sure what he meant, but I
appreciate his prompting me to look up the etymology o…
In the beginningwas...the recursion?
"Words are events."-- The Walter J. Ong Project, quoted in Log24 on
Aug. 25, 2003 "Words are events."-- The Walter J. Ong Project, quoted
in the Heckler & Coch weblog …
Everything that ever summered forth startsin identical springs, or
four-note variationson that repeated theme: four seasons,four winds,
four corners, four-chambered heart...
-- Richard Powers, "The Perp…
"It was a dark and stormy night...."
-- Opening of A Wrinkle in Time, a classic novel by Madeleine L'Engle.
For those who seek religious significance in the name of Hurricane
"Alex Proyas directs th…
Science and Fiction:
Attica to GATTACA "There is no gene for fate."-- Vincent, a character
in the 1997 film GATTACA
The film GATTACA was discussed in a Log24 entry for Saturday, July 31,
2004-- the date of death of…
Southern Strategy, Da Capo
From July 31:
"Why are you based in North Carolina?"
-- The Footprints of God
Nell "Remembering speechlessly we seek the great forgotten language,
the lost lane-end into heaven,…
Death of Big Black
(Sequel to yesterday's entry and tothe entries of Saturday, July
31,feast day of St. Ignatius Loyola)
Current online information from The Free Press of Kinston, North
Carolina: Frank Smith
From USA Today8/1/2004 1:20-1:30 PM
Bush 50%, Kerry 46%,
in a Friday-SaturdayUSA TODAY/CNN/Galluppoll of likely voters.
Before the Democratic convention, which ended Thursday night…