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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Holy Cross Day* Revisited

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:33 AM
 

"Ready when you are, C. B."

 

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Related material: Day 256 and Language Game.

* September 14

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Seduced by Language

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:10 AM

The previous post suggests a review of a passage quoted here
on Holy Cross Day 2018 . . .

Warburg at Cornell U. Press

in light of a post from March 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Carter Theory

Filed under: General — m759 @ 8:38 PM

This post was suggested by a recent American Mathematical Society essay:

My goal here is to make the results of one such collaboration,
by Branko Grünbaum (1929-2018) and Geoffrey Shephard (1927-2016)
in the area of discrete geometry more widely known.”

Grünbaum reportedly died on Sept. 14, 2018 — Holy Cross Day.

As for Shephard . . .

 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Ambiguation

Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:30 AM

(Continued)

A new Wikipedia page was created on Oct. 9—

"This page was last modified on 9 October 2012 at 19:54."

This, and a long-running musical, suggest…

"Try to remember the kind of September…"

LIFE Magazine for September 6, 1954, provides
one view of the kind of September when I was
twelve years old. (Also that September, Mitt Romney
was seven. President Obama was born later.)

Top of Life Magazine cover, September 6, 1954

This suggests James Joyce's nightmare view of history.

For some other views of 1954, see selected posts in this  journal
 that mention that year.

See also IMDb on Grace Kelly that year, and a related theological
reflection from Holy Cross Day, 2002.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Simple Skill

Filed under: General — m759 @ 10:18 AM

But with good Will
To show our simple skill…

( Continued from Midsummer Eve, 1993 )

The "Black Diamond" search from Holy Cross Day 
leads to Talk Amongst Yourselves, which in turn
leads to PyrE in the Book, with Alfred Bester's
version of "Will and Idea."

This phrase may be regarded as a version of 
Schopenhauer's "Will and Representation."

Related material—

"Schopenhauer's notion of the will comes from the Kantian thing-in-itself, which Kant believed to be the fundamental reality behind the representation that provided the matter of perception, but lacked form. Kant believed that space, time, causation, and many other similar phenomena belonged properly to the form imposed on the world by the human mind in order to create the representation, and these factors were absent from the thing-in-itself. Schopenhauer pointed out that anything outside of time and space could not be differentiated, so the thing-in-itself must be one and all things that exist, including human beings, must be part of this fundamental unity. Our inner-experience must be a manifestation of the noumenal realm and the will is the inner kernel* of every being. All knowledge gained of objects is seen as self-referential, as we recognize the same will in other things as is inside us." —Wikipedia

* "Die Schrecken des Todes beruhen großentheils auf dem falschen Schein, daß jetzt das Ich verschwinde, und die Welt bleibe, Vielmehr aber ist das Gegentheil wahr: die Welt verschwindet; hingegen der innerste Kern des Ich, der Träger und Hervorbringer jenes Subjekts, in dessen Vorstellung allein die Welt ihr Daseyn hatte, beharrt." 

— Schopenhauer, Die Welt als Wille und Vorstellung , Kapitel 41

Added Nov. 16, 2012, a translation by E. F. J. Payne—

"The terrors of death rest for the most part on the false illusion that then the I or ego vanishes, and the world remains. But rather is the opposite true, namely that the world vanishes; on the other hand, the innermost kernel of the ego endures, the bearer and producer of that subject in whose representation alone the world had its existence."

THE WORLD AS WILL AND REPRESENTATION

by Arthur Schopenhauer
Translated from the German by E. F. J. Payne
In two volumes
© 1969 Dover Publications, Inc.
© 1958 by The Falcon's Wing Press

Volume Two: Supplements to the Fourth Book, 
XLI. On Death and Its Relation to the Indestructibility of Our Inner Nature

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Count

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:01 PM
 

… I saw a shadow
sliding around the ropes
to get at me. The referee
moved it back, and then
went over and picked up the count.
"One!" The fog was clearing.

I rose to a knee,
and at "nine" to my feet.

— Louis Simpson, "The Appointment"

Simpson reportedly died on Holy Cross Day.

That day in this journal—

IMAGE- Log24 posts 'Please Mister Please' and 'Plan 9'

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Jeremiad

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:00 AM

IMAGE- 'God goes Hollywood,' by Jeremiah Cullinane

Click for further details.

Some context—

Friday, September 14, 2012

Plan 9

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:30 PM

(ContinuedA Meditation for Holy Cross Day )

Black Diamond in this journal
versus
Black Diamond at Harvard

IMAGE- The Harvard Crimson on the new Black Diamond investment club for students

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Identity

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 12:00 PM

On the middle initial of the Cary Grant character
in yesterday's post Summer Reading

IMAGE- Matchbook with initials ROT in 'North by Northwest'

Click image for further details.

"The concept of nothingness follows Roger Thornhill throughout North by Northwest , first as another identity imposes itself upon him and later as circumstances force him to run from Vandamm as well as the police. When Eve asks him what the 'O' in 'ROT' stands for, Thornhill can only answer 'nothing.' His middle initial's lack of meaning connects well to the overall theme of the human self as possibly nothing." —Hitchcock and Identity, by Emily Pilgrim

Related material— Elementary Finite Geometry (Aug. 1).

See, too, a post for Holy Cross Day in 2002.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Claves Regni Caelorum

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 AM

Or: Night of Lunacy

From 9 PM Monday

IMAGE- Page 304 of Heidegger's 'Existence and Being' - Heidegger's essay 'Hölderlin and the Essence of Poetry,' tr. by Douglas Scott, publ. by Henry Regnery Company, Chicago, in 1949
Note that the last line, together with the page number, forms
a sort of key

The rest  of the story—

IMAGE- Heidegger quote continued, ending with reference to Hölderlin's 'night of lunacy'

For one reinterpretation of the page number 304, see a link— 
Sermon— from Tuesday's post Diamond Speech.

The linked-to sermon itself has a link, based on a rereading
of 304 as 3/04, to a post of March 4, 2004, with…

WW and ZZ

as rendered by figures from the Kaleidoscope Puzzle

     .

Yesterday morning the same letter-combinations occurred
in a presentation at CERN of a newly discovered particle—

IMAGE- 'High mass: WW, ZZ'

(Click for context.)

Since the particle under discussion may turn out to be the
God  particle, it seems fitting to interpret WW and ZZ as part
of an imagined requiem  High Mass.

Ron Howard, director of a film about CERN and the God particle,
may regard this imaginary Mass as performed for the late
Andy Griffith, who played Howard's father in a television series.

Others may prefer to regard the imaginary Mass as performed 
for the late John E. Brooks, S. J., who served as president of
The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., for 24 years.

Griffith died Tuesday. Brooks died Monday.

For some background on the Holy Cross, see posts of
Sept. 14 (Holy Cross Day) and Sept. 15, 2010—

  1. Language Game,
  2. Wittgenstein, 1935, and
  3. Holy Cross Day Revisited.

For more lunacy, see…

Continue a search for thirty-three and three
— Katherine Neville, The Eight

Monday, December 6, 2010

In Hoc Signo

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:33 AM

Saturday Night Live  on December 4, 2010 —

'The Abacus Conundrum' from SNL

If you liked Harlan Kane's THE ABACUS CONUNDRUM, you'll love…

THE LOTTERY ENIGMA —

http://www.log24.com/log/pix10B/101205-NYlottery.jpg

                                 New York Lottery on Sunday, December 5, 2010

Related links— For 076, yesterday's entry on "Independence Day."
 For 915, see 9/15, "Holy Cross Day Revisited," and its prequel,
 linked to on 9/15 as "Ready When You Are, C.B."

See also "Citizen Harlan" and "The Beaver."

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Wednesday September 14, 2005

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:04 PM

Holy Cross Day
  
The Cross and the Wheel:

“… the quality of life as of death
and of light as of darkness is one,
one beauty, the rhythm of that Wheel,
and who can behold it is happy
and will praise it to the people.”

— Robinson Jeffers,
   “Point Pinos and Point Lobos,”
   quoted at the end of
   The Cosmic Code by Heinz Pagels,
   Simon & Schuster, 1982

See also
Sept. 14, 2004,
and
Cross-Referenced.

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