Wednesday, February 10, 2021


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 7:16 PM


The adding machine, a reference to William S. Burroughs,
links to a web page based on a 1938 passage by John O’Hara.


Thursday, September 17, 2020


Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 1:32 AM

“This article is a nexus of ideas and vision….”

— Jack Plotkin at Medium.com yesterday

As are many other things. See nexus  in this  journal
and . . .

“Show me all  the blueprints.”

— Howard Hughes, according to Hollywood

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Nexus

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 12:00 PM
From Google today, some excerpts from the result of the search “define:nexus”–

  • link: the means of connection between things linked in series
  • a connected series or group
  • In computing, Nexus is the security kernel in Microsoft’s delayed NGSCB initiative. It provides a secure environment for trusted code to run in. Code running in Nexus mode is out of reach of untrusted applications.
  • A Nexus is a place equidistant from the five elements as explained in the TV series Charmed. Using this as a point of reference, it is quite possible that there could be several Nexus points of power scattered throughout the world, though rare. …
  • A line-mode browser is a form of web browser that is operated from a single command line.
This search was suggested by a book review in today’s New York Times that mentions both the Harvard classic The Varieties of Religious Experience and some religious experiences affecting my own Harvard class– that of 1964.

Cuernavaca, Mexico, in August 1960 was the site of what Harvard’s Timothy Leary later called the deepest religious experience of his life.

For some other experiences related to Harvard and Cuernavaca, see a search on those two terms in this journal.

The book under review is titled “The Harvard Psychedelic Club.” My own experiences with the Harvard-Cuernavaca nexus might more appropriately be titled “The Harvard Alcoholic Club.”

Friday, November 20, 2015

Yogi’s Maxim

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:48 AM

"When you come to a nexus in the time flow…."

See as well the recent post Tab Icons from the Clearing

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein to Her Younger Self:

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:00 PM

"Remember, Genesis IS Skynet."

Above: New York Times Book Review  of Sunday, November 22, 2015.

Perhaps Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex , was 
"exposed to a nexus point in the time flow while she was in
 a quantum field
" ? 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Crossword Omen

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 5:48 AM

August 30, 11:01 AM  Comment-Worthy

August 30, 12:00 PM  Hymn

August 30, 7:20 PM  Her

August 31, 8:23 PM  What Where

September 1, 5:48 AM  The Crossword Omen —

IMAGE- Crossword Nexus site, with top photo of word 'OMEN,' giving 'BUM' as the leading possible answer to the clue 'London derriere'

Related material: A critic's remarks on the missing character "Bum"
in Beckett's play "What Where" and Rimbaud on the vowel "U"—

(Click to enlarge.)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


Filed under: General — m759 @ 6:00 AM

From a mathematical review:

"The book ends with eye-opening explorations….
If pressed for an extra rubric, I would consider
a separate section on "Engaging Games," as
this is something that mathematicians are
preoccupied with— literally and metaphorically."

Alexander Bogomolny

See in this journal Language Game,  Nexus, and
posts of May 12, 2013.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 7:12 PM

Western Washington University in Bellingham maintains a
website to benefit secondary-school math: MathNEXUS.

The MathNEXUS "website of the week" on April 14, 2013,
was the Diamond 16 Puzzle and its related webpages.

Click on the above image for the April 14 webpage.

Monday, December 19, 2011

X Marks a Spot

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 11:30 AM

(Where Entertainment is God, continued)

IMAGE- LA Times on Korean transition and Galaxy Nexus

Related material— The Nexus (Jan. 8, 2010).

That post contains the following—

"A Nexus is a place equidistant from the five elements as explained in the TV series Charmed . Using this as a point of reference, it is quite possible that there could be several Nexus points of power scattered throughout the world, though rare."

Nexus (Charmed) in Wikipedia

Happy birthday, Alyssa Milano.

Monday, January 11, 2010

One Day of the Vulture

Filed under: General — m759 @ 9:29 AM


Robert Redford in "Spy Game."
This 2001 film premiered
on AMC TV last night.

Motto of the British
information technology (IT)
journal The Register

"Biting the hand that feeds IT."

An illustration:

The Register article on Google's Nexus One smartphone, with Register's vulture logo

Click for further details.

Related material:

Christ in the Aberdeen Bestiary

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Leaving Church

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 3:09 PM

For those who prefer
the Harvard Psychedelic Club to
the Harvard Alcoholic Club
(see The Nexus) —

Nicolas Cage leaving the
church of The Rock


Related material:

From p. 209 of 'Mrs. Kennedy' by Barbara Leaming, 2002 paperback

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tuesday October 9, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 4:09 AM
William T. Golden, Financier and
Key Science Adviser, Is Dead at 97

“William T. Golden, an investment banker, a philanthropist and a main architect of American science policy in the 20th century who had the idea for a presidential science adviser, died on Sunday [Oct. 7, 2007] in Manhattan. He was 97….

His death, at Mount Sinai Hospital, was announced by the American Museum of Natural History, where he was chairman for five years and most recently chairman emeritus. Mr. Golden had helped found the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

For more than 50 years, Mr. Golden was at the nexus of science and society as a man who knew almost everybody in science and government.

His willingness to ‘buy the first tank of gas,’ as he put it, for worthy projects led him to serve as a trustee or officer or board member of nearly 100 organizations, universities and government agencies….

In 1989, when he bought from Harvard the Black Rock Forest in the Hudson Highlands, which was threatened by development, Mr. Golden explored its nearly 4,000 acres by horseback. He later turned over the forest to a consortium to preserve it.”

Dennis Overbye, The New York Times, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2007

Art History, 1955: Scenes from Bad Day at Black Rock
Click for details.

See also the following art,
suggested by the Golden obituary’s
Mount Sinai, Black Rock, and
forest themes, as well as by
the “Deep Beauty” entry from
the date of Golden’s death:

Death scene with Black Rock, from 2001: A Space Odyssey

Click for details.

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