Looney Tunes Kayo Hatta,
47,Award-WinningFilmmaker, Dies LOS ANGELES,
July 30 (AP) - Kayo Hatta, an independent filmmaker... died on July 20.
She was 47. She accidentally drowned at a friend's home in the San Die…
Anatomy of a Death
From today's New York Times:
From the Washington Post:
"Al Held, an American artist who painted large-scale abstract works...
found dead July 27, floating in a swimming pool at his vi…
Go Ask Alice
From the weblog of Alice:
Click to enlarge"This is a
Datura Moonflower." From Dec. 20, 2002: See... my Sermon for St.
Patrick's Day. This contains the following metaphysical observation
"What we do may be small, but it
has a certain character of permanence."
-- G. H. Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology
For further details, see
Geometry of the 4x4 Square.
"There is no permanent plac…
Beaming Scotty Up
From crankbuster, July 18:
"Do not underestimate Evil Cullinane's plan for World Domination!
now shows that he has crossed over to the dark
side, making sacrifices to the …
Words that may or may not have been said on July 20, 1969:
"That's one small step for a man; one giant leap for mankind."
Another rhetorical contrast,
from a different date --
One small step f…
From today's New York Times:
"Elizabeth Blodgett Hall, an educator who concluded that bored high
school students should be sent straight to college and started Simon's
Rock College to prove the point, died…
Is Beauty the Beast?
(Headline in Christianity Today)
"In Hindu mythology, Kali,
the Divine Mother, is the symbol for the infinite diversity of
experience. Kali represents the entire physical plane. She…
Yesterday's AP "Thought for Today"--
"In some sort of crude sense which no vulgarity, no humor,
no overstatement can quite extinguish, the physicists have known sin;
and this is a knowledge which they canno…
to the Dance of Kali: From Feb. 18, 2003 -- Fat Man and Dancing Girl
Dance ofShiva and Kali Paul Newman asGeneral Groves From "The Bomb of
the Blue God," by M. V. Ramana-- Gita 11:32 -- kalosmi…
Feast of St. Bonaventure
From Darkness Visible:
"Ed Rinehart [sic] made a fortune painting canvases that were just
one solid color. He had his black period
in which the canvas was totally black. And then he …
Reply to my fan mail
Discussions in Internet forums indicate that at least three people seem
deeply interested in my work in finite geometry: Someone falsely using
the name of R. T. Curtis, a U. of Birmingham gro…
for St. Benedict's Day
Click on either of the logos below for religious meditations -- on the
left, a Jewish
meditation from the Conference of Catholic Bishops; on the right, an
Aryan meditation from Stormfro…
Today's birthday: Tom Hanks
Catholic Encyclopedia, 1908:
"In its wider sense this term is used to describe the part of the
world which is inhabited by Christians.... But there is a narrower
For Christopher Fry
and the White Goddess: The Edge of Eternity
Christian humanist playwright Christopher Fry, author of The Lady's Not
for Burning, died at 97 on June 30, 2005.
From Log24 on June 30:
Black and Blue
Adapted from cover of
German edition of Cold Mountain
Epigraph to Cold Mountain,
by Charles Frazier --
Men ask the way to Cold Mountain.
Cold Mountain: there's no through tr…
1. Blue Ridge meets Black Mountain,
2. Vertical meets horizontal in music,
3. The timeless meets time in religion.
1. Blue Ridge, Black Mountain
"Montreat College is located in th…
Requiem Some links for Grete Sultan,
1906-2005, a pianist who died at
99 on Sunday morning a week ago-- June 26, 2005: Album with sound clips
-- The Legacy, Vol. 1 Album with Tantum Ergo -- The Legacy, Vol. 2
Big Dreams "For more than a century, Los
Angeles has been synonymous with big
dreams. The Australian writer and critic Clive James said it this way.
'Call Los Angeles any dirty name you like… The fact remains that …
From Dogma --
"You see, Malloy, I'm writing a novel about Los Angeles.... It's a
fantastic place, you know, Malloy.... It has a Spanish name, with
religious Roman Catholic connotations...."