TerrainOn the 77th annual Academy Awards:"...
in the Sarabande of Suite
6 Ma's phrasing suggests we are in the same spiritual terrain as
Beethoven's late quartets."-- Thomas MayAmen.
For more on Bach, quartets, and film…
Necessity Above: Detail from the New York
Times obituary page of
Sunday, Feb. 27, 2005: "The form, the pattern"-- T. S. Eliot "We
symbolize logical necessitywith the box ()...."-- Keith Allen Korcz"4 x
4 = 16"-- An…
Mr. Holland's Week,
"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
regardless of what might have changed in t…
Religious symbols that might
have been appropriate for February 20, 21, and 22:
Recall that this is Black History Month,
and that the octagon has a special
religious significance (here and here)…
The Past as Prologue:
Grand Rapids Revisited
For some background, see the
Log24 entries of Feb. 18-20, 2005,
which include the following illustration:
cartoon character, and
"You are Spider Jerusalem.
Spider is THE journalist of the future. He smokes, he does drugs, and
kicks ass. The drugs are going to eventually kill him but not before
he gets his way. And his…
Today, February 20, is the 19th anniversary of my note The Relativity
Problem in Finite Geometry. Here is some related material.
In 1931, the Christian writer Charles Williams grappled with the theo…
Highway From previous Log24.net entries:
Eight is a Gate: "There is no
highway in the sky." -- Quotation attributed to Albert Einstein. (See
Gotthard Günther's website"Achilles and the Tortoise, Part 2".)
In Hoc Signo
from a graphic-novel series that is the source
of Keanu Reeves's latest
spiritual adventure --
The home page of Donald E. Knuth.
"Are you now, or have you ever been?"
-- Question posed to Philip Johnson,
entry of Feb. 12 "In the case of the Cartesian
question, the answer is affirmative, and metaphysics has produced, in
Eight is a Gate
"The old men know when an old man dies."-- Ogden Nash
"Heaven is a state,
a sort of metaphysical state."-- John O'Hara, Hope of Heaven, 1938 But
in a larger sense...Mais il y a un autre sens dans l…
An obituary of jazz artist Jimmy Smith, who died on Mardi Gras, leads,
via his album Got My Mojo Workin', to a 1961 album of Oliver Nelson
that in turn suggests the following quotati…
New from the Oscar-winning producer,
director, and screenwriter
of "A Beautiful Mind" -
With apologies to Dan Brown...
"The Divine Proportion...
is an irrational number and
the positive solution of the …
David Thomson on The Last Tycoon in The Guardian on 1/29/05:
"There's a passage in
the book, early on, where Cecilia's narration says: 'You can take
Hollywood for granted like I did, or you can dismiss i…