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Monday, August 6, 2018

Summer in Philadelphia

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:59 PM

http://www.log24.com/log/pix18/180806-Old_City_Hall-Philadelphia.jpg

See also this  journal on June 21st, 2013.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Retro or Not?

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

Happy birthday to the late Michael Crichton (Harvard '64).

See also Diamond Theory Roulette —

Part of the ReCode Project (http://recodeproject.com).
Based on "Diamond Theory" by Steven H. Cullinane,
originally published in "Computer Graphics and Art" 
Vol. 2 No. 1, February 1977.
Copyright (c) 2013 Radames Ajna 
— OSI/MIT license (http://recodeproject/license).

Related remarks on Plato for Harvard's
Graduate School of Design

See also posts from the above publication date, March 31,
2006, among posts now tagged "The Church in Philadelphia."

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Symbols, Local and Global

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 10:19 PM

Local:

Photo by Jimmy Emerson, DVM

Global

Photo by Brendan Smialowski today

Msgr. Mark Miles, the Pope's translator, at
Independence Hall in Philadelphia today.

What, if anything, the Church means by the symbol
he holds is not clear, but presumably its meaning,
if there is one, is more global than local.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Friday March 31, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 9:00 PM
Reason and Rhyme

"Philosophers ponder the idea of identity: what it is to give something a name on Monday and have it respond to that name on Friday…."

— Bernard Holland in
   The New York Times
  
Monday, May 20, 1996

Related material:
 
Philadelphia Stories

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and, from Monday,
March 27, 2006–

 A Living Church,

Today's Pennsylvania lottery:

Mid-Day: 888

See today's noon entry
and Eight is a Gate.

Evening: 557

See
 Dogma in the State of Grace,
Is Nothing Sacred?,
 
and, from page 557 of
Webster's
New World Dictionary
,
College Edition, 1960:

"flower"

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Birds, Beasts & Flowers

As performed by
Princess Grace of Monaco

Presented at
St James's Palace, London,

on 22nd November 1978
in the presence of Her Majesty,
Queen Elizabeth
The Queen Mother

Friday March 31, 2006

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

Women's History Month continues…
 
Ontology Alignment

"He had with him a small red book of Mao's poems, and as he talked he squared it on the table, aligned it with the table edge first vertically and then horizontally.  To understand who Michael Laski is you must have a feeling for that kind of compulsion."

— Joan Didion in the
Saturday Evening Post,
Nov. 18, 1967 (reprinted in
Slouching Towards Bethlehem)

"Or were you," I said.
He said nothing.
"Raised a Catholic," I said.
He aligned a square crystal paperweight with the edge of his desk blotter.

— Joan Didion in
The Last Thing He Wanted,
Knopf, 1996

"It was Plato who best expressed– who veritably embodied– the tension between the narrative arts and mathematics….

Plato clearly loved them both, both mathematics and poetry.  But he approved of mathematics, and heartily, if conflictedly, disapproved of poetry.  Engraved above the entrance to his Academy, the first European university, was the admonition: Oudeis ageometretos eiseto.  Let none ignorant of geometry enter.  This is an expression of high approval indeed, and the symbolism could not have been more perfect, since mathematics was, for Plato, the very gateway for all future knowledge.  Mathematics ushers one into the realm of abstraction and universality, grasped only through pure reason.  Mathematics is the threshold we cross to pass into the ideal, the truly real."

— Rebecca Goldstein,
Mathematics and
the Character of Tragedy

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