Out for Blood____________________
Dedication added onOct. 4, 2004, 2:10 PM:To Jacques Levy,who died on
Sept. 30, 2004.Levy directed "Red Cross,"a Sam Shepard play that issaid
to be about"the vampire qualityof language."…
Midnight in the Garden "With a little
effort,anything can be shownto connect with anything else:existence is
-- Opening sentenceof Martha Cooley'sThe Archivist
Woe unto them t…
"Scalia said he made the decision to stay on the case based on past
practice. 'Not a single case was brought up in the motion to recuse, it
was based on nothing other than newspaper editorials, and I'l…
Romantic Interaction,continued (See parts 1,
2, 3, 4)
From Karl Iagnemma:
From Log24.net, March 3, 2004: "No se puede vivir sin amar."
-- Malcolm Lowry,Under the Volcano
From Four Quartets: And the pool was…
Romantic Interaction, continued...
The Rhyme of Time
From American Dante Bibliography for 1983:
Freccero, John. "Paradiso X: The Dance of the Stars" (1968). Reprinted
in Dante in America ... (q.v.)…
(See previous entry.)
From today's Harvard Crimson:
"Pudding Show FeaturesWild West Theme"
From yesterday's entry,a tribute to Olivia Newton-John:
"At the still point,there the dance…
(See previous entry.)
"At the still point, there the dance is."-- T. S. Eliot For Olivia
Newton-Johnon her birthday,at 1:11:11 pm EDT
"Keep me suspended in time with you;Don't let this moment di…
Writings forYom Kippur
by Borges and God:
Thirsty for knowing what God knows, Juda Loew devoted himself to
permutations of letters and complex variations
New York State Lottery,evening, Sept. 24, 2004: 185
Readings forYom Kippur
The film Pi is, in part, about an alleged secret name of God that can
be uttered only on Yom Kippur. This is my personal version of such a
name-- not an utterance, but instead a picture:
Time and Chance
"Time and chance happeneth to them all."
-- Ecclesiastes 9-11
"With the passage of time, everyone participated in the
ever-increasingly secret lottery."
-- Summary of Borges's Lottery
The winning eve…
In memory of Russ Meyer, who "made industrial films for Standard Oil
and lumber companies before making his own films," a picture that might
aptly (see Pi continued) be titled
The Magic Schmuck:
By the same…
Norman F. Cantor on Christianity:
was a Jewish enterprise, and not simply because Jesus was a Jew; Cantor
points out, in his characteristically flippant way, that 'the Church
First Idea and Last Night
In memory of Saint Norman Cantor, an author of "stunning heartlessness"
-- my kind of historian -- who died on Saturday, September 18, 2004...
a link to Log24.net entries of that date.
Renegade mathematician Max Cohen (Sean Gullette, left) and the leader
of the Kabbalah sect, Lenny Meyer (Ben Shenkman) have a chance
encounter on a Chinatown street corner.
Sunday ShulFrom this date last year:"Time's a
lesson:From Wikipedia-- "In the Bible, Gershom (גרשם "Expulsion"...)
was the firstborn son of Moses and Zipporah."He was circumcised by …
The First Idea
From aldaily.com,a service ofThe Chronicle ofHigher Education:
"Mr. Oppenheimer, given what has happened since, would you again accept
to develop the bomb? Even after Hiroshima?” “…
Interview in TIME Magazine, issue dated Sept. 6, 2004:
"Ellen DeGeneres has been cast as God in a remake of the 1977 George
Burns film Oh, God!...
TIME: What do you think God's house is like?DeGeneres: The…
3:57:09...Time is a Weapon
In memory of rock star and NRA member Johnny Ramone, who died on
Wednesday, Sept. 15:
"You've got to ask yourself a question."-- Clint Eastwood as Dirty
"At the end, when the agent pum…
The Fullness of Time
"In the fullness of time,educated people will believethere is no
soulindependent of the body,and hence no life after death.'' -- Francis
PARAPHRASE OF THE PROSEOF "THE DIARY"
11:59 PM: The Last Minute
For the benefit of Grace (Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute),
here are the September 15 lottery numbers for Pennsylvania, the State
of Grace (Kelly):
Midday: 053 Evening: 373.
7:11:20 PM For a poetic interpretationof this symbol, seeHexagram
For a religious interpretationsuited to the High Holy Days,see the film
. "The truth is that m…
Shakespearefor Rosh Hashanah
From "Walter Benjamin,1892-1940,"by Hannah Arendt(Introduction
THE PEARL DIVER
Full fathom five thy father lies,Of his bones are coral made,Those are
From Illuminations, by Walter Benjamin, translated by Harry Zohn:
"If there is such a thing as a language of truth, the tensionless and
even silent depository of the ultimate truth which all thought stri…
Translation Planefor Rosh Hashanah
From the website of
Priv.-Doz. Dr. H. Klein,Arbeitsgruppe Geometrie,Mathematisches Seminar
derChristian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel --
The Translation Plane o…
The Square Wheel
Harmonic analysis may be based either on the circular (i.e.,
trigonometric) functions or on the square (i. e., Walsh) functions.
George Mackey's masterly historical survey showed that the discovery of
A way a lonea last a loveda long the PARIS,1922-1939
Click on picturesfor further details.
"For the essence and the end Of his labor is beauty... one beauty, the
rhythm of that Wheel"
"Each time we come closer to Shakespeare's life, we escape from the
aridity of formal criticism or the cheap generalities of social history
into a recognizable world of real experience. When A. L. Rowse insis…
"Now is the time for turning. The leaves are beginning to turn from
green to red to orange. The birds are beginning to turn and are heading
once more toward the south. The animals are beginning to turn …
For Samira Bellil, who died in Paris onFriday, Sept. 3, 2004... From
the link atSymmetry and Changein the Dreamtime,Part 8, Friday,Sept. 3,
Under heaven thunder rolls...
Log24 on Sept. 1…
An Invariant Feast
In memory of philosopher Robert D. Cumming, who took part in the
liberation of Paris on the Feast of St. Louis, 1944, and who died on
that same feast day, August 25, in 2004:
"We'll always have Paris…
A Story of Sorts
Sometimes one's journal entries seem to be telling a story...
This was the case for Log24 entries of Tuesday through Friday last
week. Unfortunately, the story they told is about as coherent as
Symmetry and Change, conclusion...
Ite, Missa Est
3:17:13 PM ET
Hexagram 13Fellowship With Men:
Heaven together with fire.
"A pretty girl --is like a melody ---- !" For details, seeA…
Symmetry and Change, Part 5...
Hexagram 23Splitting Apart:
The mountain restson the earth.
"... the plot is different but the monsters, names, and manner of sp…
Symmetry and Change, Part 4...
Heaven and Earth
11:11:42 AM ET
Wind and thunder:the image of Increase. "This time resembles that ofthe
marriage of heaven and ear…
Symmetry and Change, Part 3...
Hexagram 28Preponderance ofthe Great:
The lake risesabove the trees. Cullinane College News:
"Congratulations to Clare Lawler, …