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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Thursday March 31, 2005

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“In collage, juxtaposition is everything.”

    April 2, 2004

The above material may be regarded
as commemorating the March 31
birth of René Descartes
 and death of H. S. M. Coxeter.

For material related to Descartes,
see The Line.
For material related to Coxeter,
see Art Wars.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Wednesday March 30, 2005

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Logocentric Theology

Logic is all about the entertaining of possibilities.”

— Colin McGinn,
Mindsight: Image, Dream, Meaning,
Harvard U. Press (See yesterday’s entry.)

“God is the sum of all possibilities.”

— Isaac Bashevis Singer, according to
the Associated Press “Today in History
feature for today, March 30, 2005

“A probability space is a measure space with total measure one.”

Gregory F. Lawler, Probability Notes

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

Deuteronomy 6:4

For other illustrations of logocentric theology, see

Matrix of the Death God (May 25, 2003),

Transcendental Meditation (July 30, 2003),

and, for Warren Beatty’s birthday today,

Graphical Password
(April 27, 2003).

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Tuesday March 29, 2005

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continued

The stranglehold of the Wiener Kreis on Harvard philosophy may at last be breaking:

"… imagination and belief are related….  belief presupposes imagination…."

"To negate the actual is to move imaginatively into the realm of modality.  Logic is all about the entertaining of possibilities."

"… imagination is central to an account of linguistic understanding. To understand a sentence is to imaginatively grasp the possibility it represents."

— Colin McGinn, excerpt (pdf) from Mindsight: Image, Dream, Meaning, published by Harvard University Press on November 22, 2004

From November 22, 2004:

Photo by Gerry Gantt

From Four Quartets:

And the pool was filled
with water out of sunlight,
And the lotos rose, quietly, quietly,
The surface glittered out of heart of light…

Monday, March 28, 2005

Monday March 28, 2005

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Bright
Star

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Click on star
for background.

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Sunday March 27, 2005

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Meanwhile, in San Diego…

The Resurrection. Did it really happen?

Log24, Saturday, February 12, 2005:

  Resurrection Blues

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Sunday March 27, 2005

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From
The Mother Ship

Camille Paglia, The Magic of Images:

“Young people today are flooded with disconnected images but lack a sympathetic instrument to analyze them as well as a historical frame of reference in which to situate them…. The new generation, raised on TV and the personal computer but deprived of a solid primary education, has become unmoored from the mother ship of culture.”

Easter Greetings.

Sunday March 27, 2005

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Quarter to Three,
continued

A Google search on plato cave jesus tomb yields the following:

Parched with thirst am I, and dying.
Nay, drink of Me, the ever-flowing Spring….

— Ancient tomb prayer

Those with opinions on the Schiavo case may interpret these words as they please.  See also the previous entry.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Saturday March 26, 2005

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Harrowing

Definition 1          Definition 2

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Added at 1:11 PM Saturday:

From a discussion of gnostic heresies in today’s Tennessean.com:

Gnostic way a backlash against
lackluster sermons, worship

”Jesus is not a teacher in the conventional sense, according to the Gospel of Thomas, because people must come to knowledge themselves,” writes Marvin Meyer in The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus, the latest book to collect these hidden gospels and secret sayings of Jesus.

”Jesus was more like a bartender, in that he serves the intoxicating drink of knowledge, but people must drink for themselves.”

 
“It’s quarter to three…”

See also
The Twelve Steps of Christmas
from Sinatra’s birthday last year.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Friday March 25, 2005

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Sermon

Related material:
Click on the “spider
symbol below.

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Questions or comments on the sermon:
webweaver@genetics.med.harvard.edu

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Thursday March 24, 2005

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The Crimson Passion, continued:


Supper at Eight

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Wednesday March 23, 2005

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Spy Wednesday

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Nature morte à l’échiquier, (les cinq sens)
vers 1655 ?, une narration
à valeur symbolique
Huile sur bois, 73 x 55 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris.

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Tuesday March 22, 2005

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The God Factor

Reba McEntire on
Make a Difference Day:

"Kids who may never get out of their town will be able to see the world through books. But I'm talking about my passion. What's yours?"

"There is the God factor…."

— NickyJett, Xanga comment

"'What is this Stone?' Chloe asked….
'…It is told that, when the Merciful One
made the worlds, first of all He created
that Stone and gave it to the Divine One
whom the Jews call Shekinah,
and as she gazed upon it
the universes arose and had being.'"

Many Dimensions,
by Charles Williams, 1931

For more on this theme
appropriate to Passion Week
Jews playing God — see

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Rebecca Goldstein
in conversation with
Bob Osserman
of the
Mathematical Sciences Research Institute
at the Commonwealth Club, San Francisco,
Tuesday, March 22.  Wine and cheese
reception at 5:15 PM (San Francisco time).
 
For the meaning of the diamond,
see the previous entry.

Tuesday March 22, 2005

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Make a Différance

From Frida Saal's
Lacan The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05/050322-Diamond.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Derrida:

"Our proposal includes the lozenge (diamond) in between the names, because in the relationship / non-relationship that is established among them, a tension is created that implies simultaneously a union and a disjunction, in the perspective of a theoretical encounter that is at the same time necessary and impossible. That is the meaning of the lozenge that joins and separates the two proper names. For that reason their respective works become totally non-superposable and at the same time they were built with an awareness, or at least a partial awareness, of each other. What prevails between both of them is the différance, the Derridean signifier that will become one of the main issues in this presentation."


From a Contemporary Literary Theory website:

"Différance is that which all signs have, what constitutes them as signs, as signs are not that to which they refer: i) they differ, and hence open a space from that which they represent, and ii) they defer, and hence open up a temporal chain, or, participate in temporality. As well, following de Sassure's famous argument, signs 'mean' by differing from other signs. The coined word 'différance' refers to at once the differing and the deferring of signs. Taken to the ontological level†, the differing and deferring of signs from what they mean, means that every sign repeats the creation of space and time; and ultimately, that différance is the ultimate phenomenon in the universe, an operation that is not an operation, both active and passive, that which enables and results from Being itself."

From a text purchased on
Make a Difference Day, Oct. 23, 1999:


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23.  The ancient Greeks regarded the Pythagorean Theorem as involving areas, and they proved it by means of areas.  We cannot do so now because we have not yet considered the idea of area.  Assuming for the moment, however, the idea of the area of a square, use this idea instead of similar triangles and proportion in Ex. 22 above to show that x = The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05/050322-Sqtr2.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. .

— Page 98 of Basic Geometry, by George David Birkhoff, Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University, and Ralph Beatley, Associate Professor of Education at Harvard University (Scott, Foresman 1941)

Though it may be true, as the president of Harvard recently surmised, that women are inherently inferior to men at abstract thought — in particular, pure mathematics*  — they may in other respects be quite superior to men:

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The above is from October 1999.
See also Naturalized Epistemology,
from Women's History Month, 2001.

* See the remarks of Frida Saal above and of Barbara Johnson on mathematics (The Shining of May 29, cited in Readings for St. Patrick's Day).

† For the diamond symbol at "the ontological level," see Modal Theology, Feb. 21, 2005.  See also Socrates on the immortality of the soul in Plato's Meno, source of the above Basic Geometry diamond.

Tuesday March 22, 2005

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The Enemy

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See Remembering Jacques Derrida.

"There is no teacher but the enemy."

— Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game,
   Tor paperback reprint, 1994, p. 262

"Différance is, for Derrida, the key concept
in order to understand what is here at stake."

Lacan The image “http://www.log24.com/log/pix05/050322-Diamond.gif” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Derrida, by Frida Saal

The following entries from October 2004
are related to the death of Jacques Derrida.

 

Saturday, October 9, 2004  6:40 PM

Derrida Dead

"Jacques Derrida, the Algerian-born, French intellectual who became one of the most celebrated and unfathomable philosophers of the late 20th century, died Friday at a Paris hospital, the French president's office announced. He was 74."

— Jonathan Kandell, New York Times

"There is no teacher but the enemy."

— Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game,
   Tor paperback reprint, 1994, p. 262
 


Saturday, October 9, 2004  2:22 AM

Belief

KERRY: "I'm going to be a president who believes in science."

KERRY: "I'm a Catholic – raised a Catholic. I was an altar boy. Religion has been a huge part of my life, helped lead me through a war, leads me today."

BUSH: "Trying to decipher that."
 


Friday, October 8, 2004  5:07 PM

Behush the Bush
 

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James Joyce statue, Zurich

"There's where. First.
We pass through grass
behush the bush to."
— Final page of
Finnegans Wake

"… we all gain an appreciation of how each of us can provide readings that others are blind to and how each of us is temporarily blind to other feasible readings. Reading the text becomes a communal act of discovery….

No one has much to say, for now, about the grass reference…."

Reading Finnegans Wake (1986)

The phrase "snake in the grass" seems relevant, as does the opening of Finnegans Wake:

riverrun, past Eve and Adam's….

Related material:

Joyce and Tao,

Why Me?,

Serpent's Tail Publishing,

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and, for Matt Damon,
whose birthday is today —

The Joyce Identity.
 

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Sunday March 20, 2005

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Twinkle, Twinkle
(continued)

 Background:

See log24 entries for Aug. 19, 2003,
for Aug. 19, 2004, and the entries
ending at midnight, Sept. 29-30, 2004.

What others say:

A Postmodern Twinkle


A Postmodern Diamond

 

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Thursday March 17, 2005

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“My sword I give to him
  that shall succeed me….”
  — John Bunyan,
  The Pilgrim’s Progress


J.Y. Smith
Special to The Washington Post
Friday, March 18, 2005; Page A01

George F. Kennan

“George F. Kennan, a diplomat and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who formulated the basic foreign policy followed by the United States in the Cold War, died last night at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 101….”

Thursday March 17, 2005

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Readings for
St. Patrick’s Day

Time of this entry: 12:00:36 PM.

Hence,

  1. A commentary on “Darkening of the Light,” the I Ching, Hexagram 36:
  2. “Here the climax of the darkening is reached. The dark power at first held so high a place that it could wound all who were on the side of good and of the light. But in the end it perishes of its own darkness, for evil must itself fall at the very moment when it has wholly overcome the good, and thus consumed the energy to which it owed its duration.”

  3. Darkness at Noon, by Arthur Koestler

  4. Under Western Eyes, by Joseph Conrad
  5. Narrativity: Theory and Practice, by Philip John Moore Sturgess

    Sturgess’s book deals with the narrative logic of the above novels by Koestler and Conrad, as well as some Irish material:

    Narrativity: Theory and Practice
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Pt. I The Theory of Narrativity
    Introduction 3
    1 Narrativity and its Definitions 5
    2 A Logic of Narrativity 28
    3 Narrativity and Double Logics 68
    4 Narrativity and the Case against Contradiction 93
    5 Narrativity, Structure, and Spatial Form 117
    6 Narrativity and the French Perspective 139
    Pt. II The Practice of Narrativity
    Introduction 161
    7 The Logic of Duplicity and Design in Under Western Eyes 166
    8 A Story of Narrativity in Ulysses 189
    9 Narrative Despotism and Metafictional Mastery: The Case of Flann O’Brien’s At Swim-Two-Birds 235
    10 A Double Logic and the Nightmare of Reason: Arthur Koestler’s Darkness at Noon 260
    Conclusion. A Reading of Maria Edgeworth’s Castle Rackrent 287
    Bibliography and Further Reading 312
    Index 317

These readings are in opposition to the works of Barbara Johnson published by Harvard University Press.

For some background, see The Shining of May 29 (JFK’s birthday).

Discussion question:
In the previous entry, who represents the
Hexagram 36 “dark power” Matory or Summers?

Thursday March 17, 2005

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Midnight Drums for Larry

The Harvard Crimson, March 16:

"Voting by secret ballot in a Faculty meeting at the Loeb Drama Center, 218 faculty members affirmed a motion put on the docket by Professor of Anthropology and of African and African American Studies J. Lorand Matory ’82, stating that 'the Faculty lacks confidence in the leadership of Lawrence H. Summers.' "

Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences
:

Professor Matory is "a renowned expert on Brazil and on the Yoruba civilization of West Africa, which is world famous for its religious complexity and artistic creativity. He is equally noted for his study of such Latin American religions as Haitian 'Vodu,' Brazilian Candomblé, and Cuban Santería…."

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The Harvard Crimson, January 7, 2005:

"I came here with the goal of dancing with Larry Summers, and I did it," Chinwe U. Nwosu ’08 said. "He’s a great dancer."

"Now I can say that 'Bootylicious' is our song," she added.

"Atabaque – a large tom-tom
that is used in Afro-Brazilian
religious celebrations"

The Sounds of Samba
at Yale

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— From Log24.net, Oct. 16, 2004:

Midnight in the Garden
continued

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Wednesday March 16, 2005

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x

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Tuesday March 15, 2005

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Ides of March at Harvard

Summers Fails
Faculty’s Confidence Vote

And the faculty fails history’s.

Tuesday March 15, 2005

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Religion at Harvard

The Children’s Hour

Harvard Magazine,
Sept.-Oct. 2004
:

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“With the legalization of gay marriage in Massachusetts, Harvard couples were among those who took vows…. Lowell House master Diana Eck (left) and co-master Dorothy Austin tied the knot in Memorial Church on July 4, with Rev. Peter Gomes, Plummer professor of Christian morals, officiating.”

Once in Love with Amy

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Harvard’s
Lowell House:

“In the Dining Hall are portraits of President Lowell and his wife; his sister Amy Lowell (Pulitzer prize winning poet, and a lover of scandal…)….”

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Today’s
Harvard Crimson:

“Stone joined members of the Foundation for lunch yesterday in Lowell House before delivering her remarks at Memorial Church last night…”


Hold That Thought

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nothing – the word had sexual connotations, as a slang word referring to female sexual parts. Compare Hamlet:

HAMLET   Lady, shall I lie in your lap?
[Lying down at OPHELIA’s feet]
OPHELIA  No, my lord.
HAMLET   I mean, my head upon your lap?
OPHELIA  Ay, my lord.
HAMLET   Do you think I meant country matters?
OPHELIA  I think nothing, my lord.
HAMLET   That’s a fair thought to lie between maids’ legs.
OPHELIA  What is, my lord?
HAMLET   Nothing.

— Hamlet, III.2

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Saturday March 12, 2005

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Bomb

See The Meaning of 3:16 (2/28/05),

The Death of George Scott (March 9, 2005),

Is Nothing Sacred? (March 9, 2000), and

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The Exorcist Revisited (July 2, 2004).

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For the hidden spiritual meaning
of 3:16, see
March First, 2005
and the upcoming
Ides of March album,

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Atom Bomb.

Saturday March 12, 2005

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Logos

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For the religious significance of the
logo on the left, see Why Me?

For the religious significance of the
logo on the right, see Palgrave.com.

Related material:
previous entry and Style.

Saturday March 12, 2005

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Three Eleanors

Continued from March 10:

For some children…

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It takes three Eleanors.

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For Alice, a beautiful child

who died in London
on Tuesday
at 72:

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Today’s New York Times says that
Alice, the author of Fairy Tale,
was a
“passionately traditional Catholic.”

For related material, see
Immortal Diamond:
O’Hara, Hopkins, and Joyce
.

See also the conflict between Trudeau’s
  “diamond theory” and
“story theory”
of truth
,

and Suzanne Keen‘s article from the
Catholic publication Commonweal:

Getting to Truth by Lying.

Saturday March 12, 2005

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Final Arrangements, continued…

From the Women’s History Month Soundtrack:

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The River’s Too Wide
Olivia Newton-John 3:16

For a sample of this vintage
Olivia (1974), click here.

For more on 3:16, see the
log24 entries for the date of
Dr. McCaslin’s death —
February 28, 2005.

For more on Life on the
Mississippi, see
NASA Meets Jesus.

Saturday March 12, 2005

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Clifford Modules

Saturday March 12, 2005

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Women’s History Month, continued:

My Dark Lady

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“Form the turtle!”
— Rex Harrison

See also Philadelphia Story.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Friday March 11, 2005

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Lucas Promises
a Darker ‘Star Wars’

See too:

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Click on picture for details.

For some theological background
to this and the previous 8 entries,
see log24 Sept. 1-15, 2003,
which contains the following passage:

“I would like to say something more to you about cheerful serenity, the serenity of the stars and of the mind…. neither frivolity nor complacency; it is supreme insight and love, affirmation of all reality, alertness on the brink of all depths and abysses; it is a virtue of saints and of knights; it is indestructible and only increases with age and nearness to death. It is the secret of beauty and the real substance of all art.”

The Glass Bead Game

Star Wars Episode III opening date:

May 19

Friday March 11, 2005

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To a Young Scholar

truth is truth, tautalogous and true; what beauty is, that’s the thing to know

Posted 11/16/2002 at 1:51 am by TheYoungScholar

To a young scholar:
Guqin
Go
Calligraphy
Painting

Posted 11/16/2002 at 8:16 am by m759

For truth and beauty combined, see
The Eight, an entry of 4/4/2003,
to which the following sketch refers.

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Friday March 11, 2005

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Philadelphia Story

Friday, March 11, 2005

James Biddle, 75, died at his family’s estate, Andalusia, near Philadelphia yesterday.

From today’s New York Times:

“Mr. Biddle was born at Andalusia on July 8, 1929. He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, N.H., and graduated from Princeton, where he studied art and archaeology. He served in an intelligence unit of the Army during the Korean War.”

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“Anybody invites you to a game of solitaire, you tell ’em sorry, buster, the ball game is over.”

Frank Sinatra

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Photo by John Orris,
The New York Times

James Biddle
in 1967

Art

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Archaeology

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Thursday March 10, 2005

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Women’s History Month
(continued)

For some children…

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It takes three Eleanors.

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Thursday March 10, 2005

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Final Arrangements
(continued)

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Macalester College on Don Celender:
“An Art History prize fund
has been established in his name.
Contributions can be sent to
the Macalester Art Department.”

In today’s Art History competition,
Glenn Davis is, of course,
the first runner-up,
and is represented below
by the X.
(Hexagram 34,
The Power of the Great)

Art itself is represented
by the box.
(Hexagram 20,
Contemplation, View)

  Women’s History Month
is represented by
the X in a box.
(Hexagram 2,
  The Receptive)
 
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The winner of the
Art History competition
is Jodie Foster, for
combining astrophysics
with interpretive dancing.

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“… as in a great work of art, there is,
written small, the artist’s signature….
 Standing over humans, gods, and demons…
there is an intelligence that
antedates the universe.”

— Carl Sagan,  
Contact

“Dr. Kinsey, Dr. Arroway;
  Dr. Arroway, Dr. Kinsey.”

Thursday March 10, 2005

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Final Arrangements

Trude Rittmann, an Arranger
of Broadway Favorites, Dies at 96

Ms. Rittmann died on February 22.
For related arrangements, see the
five log24.net entries ending on that date.

“It’s quarter to three…”

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

Wednesday March 9, 2005

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Women’s History Month,
continued:


American Activities

Col. Mary A. Hallaren,
a much-decorated WW II veteran and
head of the Women’s Army Corps,
died on Feb. 13, 2005.

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             U.S. Army Photo
Col. Mary A. Hallaren in 1950.

Happy Year of the Rooster.

The entertaining script was adapted from the novel by Charles Portis, by well-known, long time writer, Marguerite Roberts who liked to write scripts for tough men. She wrote scripts for MGM in the ’30’s, ’40’s, until she was blacklisted in 1952, for not revealing names to The Committee on Un-American Activities.”

Thursday, March 3, 2005

Thursday March 3, 2005

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Ch-ch-Changes

“Everything changes but the law of change does not change.”

Khalifa Abdul Hakim

“He who has perceived the meaning of change fixes his attention no longer on transitory individual things but on the immutable, eternal law at work in all change. This law is the tao of Lao-Tse, the course of things, the principle of the one in the many.”

Richard Wilhelm (1923), introduction to the Book of Changes

Thursday March 3, 2005

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Necessity, Possibility, Symmetry

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Matrix group actions,
March 26, 1985

“We symbolize logical necessity
with the box (box.gif (75 bytes))
and logical possibility
with the diamond (diamond.gif (82 bytes)).

Keith Allen Korcz,
(Log24.net, 1/25/05)

And what do we           
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“The possibilia that exist,
and out of which
the Universe arose,
are located in
     a necessary being….”

Michael Sudduth,
Notes on
God, Chance, and Necessity
by Keith Ward,
Regius Professor of Divinity
at Christ Church College, Oxford
(the home of Lewis Carroll)

Thursday March 3, 2005

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Women’s History Month

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Wednesday, March 2, 2005

Wednesday March 2, 2005

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White Stone

"I have stolen more quotes and thoughts and purely elegant little starbursts of writing from the Book of Revelation than anything else in the English language– and it is not because I am a biblical scholar, or because of any religious faith, but because I love the wild power of the language and the purity of the madness that governs it and makes it music."

— Hunter S. Thompson, Author's Note, Generation of Swine

In memory of Peter Foy,
who died in Las Vegas
on 2/17

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Revelation 2:17:

"And I will give him a white stone…."

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Related material:

2003 2/17: "immortal diamond"
2004 2/17:  "hard core"           
2005 2/17:  "the diamond"       

For an "elegant starburst," see

"Starflight," from 10/10, 2004

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the date of
Christopher Reeve's death.

See also
Revelation 10:10

"And I took the little book
out of the angel's hand,
and ate it up; and it was in my mouth
sweet as honey: and as soon as I had
eaten it, my belly was bitter."

For the relationship of this verse to
the style of Hunter Thompson, see

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From the Department of Justice:
"LSD generally is taken by mouth.
The drug is colorless and odorless
but has a slightly bitter taste."
Among the street terms for LSD
is "Superman."

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Tuesday March 1, 2005

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3/16 Continued

The New Yorker, issue dated March 7, 2005, on Hunter S. Thompson:

“… his true model and hero was F. Scott Fitzgerald. He used to type out pages from ‘The Great Gatsby,’ just to get the feeling, he said, of what it was like to write that way, and Fitzgerald’s novel was continually on his mind while he was working on ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,’ which was published, after a prolonged and agonizing compositional nightmare, in 1972. That book was supposed to be called ‘The Death of the American Dream,’ a portentous age-of-Aquarius cliché that won Thompson a nice advance but that he naturally came to consider, as he sat wretchedly before his typewriter night after night, a millstone around his neck.”

Louis Menand

Random Thoughts
for St. Patrick’s Eve

by Steven H. Cullinane
on March 16, 2001

“I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
— Daisy Buchanan in Chapter I of The Great Gatsby

“Thanks for the tip, American Dream.”
Spider-Girl, in Vol. 1, No. 30, March 2001

Log24.net, Feb. 21, 2005:

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