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Monday, June 16, 2014

Epiphany

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 1:44 PM

See the January 6, 2014, post For the Padres
as well as Consciousness Growth.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Midnight in the Garden…

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:00 AM

Continues.

The growth of consciousness is everything…
the seed of awareness sending its roots
across space and time. But it can grow in so many ways,
spinning its web from mind to mind like the spider
or burrowing into the unconscious darkness like the snake.
The biggest wars are the wars of thought.”

— Fritz Leiber, “The Oldest Soldier” (1960)

Update of 10 PM Saturday, June 14, 2014:
The first link above now leads to Log24 posts tagged
“Consciousness Growth.”  This tag is used only to select
specific posts in this journal.  It should not  be seen as
related to any material of the sort one can find in
a Web search for “growth of consciousness.”

Friday, June 13, 2014

It’s 10 PM

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:00 PM

"The wind of change is blowing throughout the continent.
Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness
is a political fact."— Prime Minister Harold Macmillan,
South Africa, 1960

"Lord knows when the cold wind blows
it'll turn your head around." — James Taylor

From a Log24 post of August 27, 2011:

IMAGE- 'Group Theory' Wikipedia article with Rubik's cube as main illustration and argument  by a cuber for the image's use

For related remarks on "national consciousness," see Frantz Fanon.

To Walk the Walk and…

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 12:47 PM

The Walk

From last night’s viewing, an image of Africa in 1947 at the end
of the alternate version of  Exorcist: The Beginning ,
also starring Stellan Skarsgård—

The Talk

From this morning’s reading, Macmillan’s 1960 “wind of change” speech—

Former-Day Saint

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:00 AM

From Wikipedia:

Wilf might prefer to be remembered not,
as in Thursday’s post, on the latter day above,
but rather on the former.

Happy birthday, Stellan Skarsgård.

Skarsgård in Exorcist: The Beginning .

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Magic

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:00 AM

Wikipedia article on mathematician Herbert Wilf:

“One of Wilf’s former students is Richard Garfield,
the creator of the collectible card game
Magic: The Gathering .”

For more about Garfield, see yesterday’s post House of Cards.

Related material:  This journal on the date of Wilf’s death—

See also 2/02, 2014.

Monday, March 31, 2014

For Women’s History Month

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:30 AM

“…what he was trying to get across was not that he was the Soldier of a Power that was fighting across all of time to change history, but simply that we men were creatures with imaginations and it was our highest duty to try to tell what it was really like to live in other times and places and bodies. Once he said to me, ‘The growth of consciousness is everything… the seed of awareness sending its roots across space and time. But it can grow in so many ways, spinning its web from mind to mind like the spider or burrowing into the unconscious darkness like the snake. The biggest wars are the wars of thought.'”

— Fritz Leiber, “The Oldest Soldier” (1960)

“And that’s the snake.” — Jill Clayburgh in “It’s My Turn” (1980)

Backstory — “For Daedalus,” May 26, 2009.

For a more up-to-date look at Burroway, see a
Chicago Tribune  story of March 21, 2014.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mathematics and Narrative (continued)

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

See Snakes on a Projective Plane  by Andrew Spann (Sept. 26, 2006):

Click image for some related posts.

"…what he was trying to get across was not that he was the Soldier of a Power that was fighting across all of time to change history, but simply that we men were creatures with imaginations and it was our highest duty to try to tell what it was really like to live in other times and places and bodies. Once he said to me, 'The growth of consciousness is everything… the seed of awareness sending its roots across space and time. But it can grow in so many ways, spinning its web from mind to mind like the spider or burrowing into the unconscious darkness like the snake. The biggest wars are the wars of thought.' "

— Fritz Leiber, Changewar , page 22

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