Monday, December 12, 2016

Raiders of the Lost Chord

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Readings for Sinatra's birthday

She Sings at the Finale

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The title is from a post of last Thursday afternoon — Dec. 8, 2016.

An image from that post appeared here last year —

In related news ….

See also philosophy notes from Infinite Jest .

Some backstory —

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mira’s Dance

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"Only in the dance do I know how to tell
the parable of the highest things."

Table Talk

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Wisconsin Death Trip…

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"Claudia Card, an internationally known UW-Madison professor
and a leading expert in the philosophy of evil, died what she
considered a 'good' death…."

Card, 74, died on Sept. 12."

Samara Kalk Derby in Wisconsin State Journal
     on Columbus Day, 2015

See as well a remark by Lorrie Moore in this  journal
on the above death date.

Death on Columbus Day

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See as well a meditation by Lorrie Moore quoted here
on the feast of St. Luke in 2003.

Related thoughts:  Log24 on Columbus Day, and Plan 9.

Speaking of Birthdays…

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Knock, Knock, Knockin'
A Scene from "Tomorrowland" —

See August 30, 2002, the day that "Tomorrowland"
actress Raffey Cassidy was born. On that date, this
journal contained the following quotation —

"He's a Mad Scientist and I'm his Beautiful Daughter."
— Deety in Heinlein's The Number of the Beast.

George Clooney and Raffey Cassidy in "Tomorrowland" —

Happy birthday to John Polkinghorne, an English
theoretical physicist, theologian, writer, and Anglican priest.

Spoils for Harvard

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Nian Hu in The Harvard Crimson  this morning, Oct. 16:

"Hey Harvard, it’s Friday and it’s the weekend again–
though sadly, not another three-day one. On this day
in 1844, Friedrich Nietzsche was born. Remember
his wise words 'That which does not kill us, makes us
stronger' when prepping for midterms this weekend."

A fact check shows that Nietzsche was born yesterday .

A source check shows that the Nietzsche quote is from a book
with alternative title "How to Philosophize with a Hammer."

Click on the image below for related materal.

Epiphany 2014 piece on TV miniseries 'Spoils of Babylon'

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