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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Aleph Meets Zahir

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 AM

For the "Aleph" of the title in the seal of
the College of the Desert, see the final post
in a search for the College in this journal.

A better-known Aleph appears in a story by Borges.
See Borges + Aleph in this journal.

For the "Zahir" of the title, see another story by Borges
and the coin scenes in the films "No Country for Old Men"
(2007) and "Mojave" (2015).

The word "Zahir" has appeared previously in this journal
in a post of January 11, 2011, Soul and Spirit.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

For All Hallows’ Eve

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:00 AM

See the previous post and College of the Desert in this journal.

From the latter, see particularly Slide 69 in Geoff Hagopian's Symmetry.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Red Pill

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 11:45 AM

"We have passed through the looking glass
and down the rabbit hole."

Kurt Andersen in the Sept. 2017 Atlantic

See as well "the desert of the real" and, 
for comparison, College of the Desert in this  journal.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Southwestern Noir

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:56 PM

Kyle Smith on April 15, 2015, in the New York Post —

"The ludicrous action thriller 'Beyond the Reach'
fails to achieve the Southwestern noir potency
of 'No Country for Old Men,' but there’s no denying
it brings to mind another Southwestern classic
about malicious pursuit: the Road Runner cartoons."

See also ….

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Palm Desert’s Got Talent

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 4:59 PM

The film captures the offbeat time warp of the present-day
desert cities around Palm Springs, with the movie being
partly filmed in Palm Desert.”

See also posts on College of the Desert.

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111010-CollegeOfTheDesert-Seal.gif

Saturday, September 1, 2012

College of the Desert

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — m759 @ 6:08 AM

(Continued from 6:08 AM EDT yesterday and the day before)

"Richard Elster was seventy-three, I was less than half his age. He’d invited me to join him here, old house, under-furnished, somewhere south of nowhere in the Sonoran Desert or maybe it was the Mojave Desert or another desert altogether.* Not a long visit, he’d said."

— Don DeLillo, Point Omega

IMAGE- Detail of John Ritter's NY Times illustration for Geoff Dyer's review of 'Point Omega,' plus link to Twitter beneath illustration

Maybe it was the desert near Twentynine Palms.

IMAGE- Twentynine Palms in Geoff Dyer's review of 'Point Omega'

"Sometimes a wind comes before the rain
and sends birds sailing past the window,
spirit birds that ride the night,
stranger than dreams."

— Ending of Point Omega

* Update of Sept. 2, 2012— A different passage yields a more precise location.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Graduation

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 2:01 PM

Today is commencement day at College of the Desert.

Without Graduation
(from a poem by Jorie Graham)

IMAGE- Description of crow from page 178 of 'Dream of the Unified Field,' a book by Jorie Graham

With  Graduation

IMAGE- From 'Ulysses,' 1922 first edition, page 178-- 'dagger definitions'

Click either passage above for some commentary.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Aleph

Filed under: Uncategorized — m759 @ 12:00 AM

COLLEGE OF THE DESERT
Minutes — Organization Meeting
11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 1, 1961—

15. Preparation of College Seal:

By unanimous consent preparation of a College
Seal to contain the following features was
authorized: A likeness of the Library building
set in a matrix of date palms, backed by
a mountain skyline and rising sun; before
the Library an open book, the Greek symbol
Alpha on one page and Omega on the other;
the Latin Lux et Veritas, College of the
Desert, and 1958 to be imprinted within or
around the periphery of the seal.

From the website http://geofhagopian.net/ of
Geoff Hagopian, Professor of Mathematics,
College of the Desert—

http://www.log24.com/log/pix11C/111010-CollegeOfTheDesert-Seal.gif

Note that this version of the seal contains
an Aleph  and Omega instead of Alpha and Omega.

From another Hagopian website, another seal.

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