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Category Archives: History & Geography

Vast Public Indifference: Here’s a Stumper

I love it when smart people still care: http://www.vastpublicindifference.com/2012/10/heres-stumper.html

Mapping Stereotypes

This site is mightily entertaining and deeply educational: Mapping Stereotypes | Alpha Designer

Endeavor’s Journey in LA

Fun time lapse video of space shuttle Endeavor’s journey from LAX to it’s final resting place at the California Science Center:  

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The Show Me State

Sometimes during collaboration with co-workers I’ll pointedly throw out a reference to Missouri and how it’s good to “be from the show me state.”  [Let the record show I’m from California]   I have become used to the youngsters in my teams giving me that certain what’s the old codger smokin’ look.  Ahh, middle age. Flipping […]

Downton Abbey — So Choice.

It’s a bit after the fact, but for posterity just let me say that I have savored the two seasons of the series Downton Abbey which hails from England and was broadcast by PBS Masterpiece in the United States.  God — some “choice” television indeed.  Yes, I have laughed; I have cried; I have watched […]

Two equally convenient solutions

I like this quotation from Henri Poincaré: To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.    

Helvetica

Helvetica — the typeface — intruded on my consciousness in the last 48 hours.  Yesterday, whilst moving my wife’s applications and content to a new laptop, I was faced with some error messages from her web-design software complaining that the Helvetica font was not present on the new system.  From this I realized that Helvetica […]

Some Nuance on Nuance

My favorite word is nuance (see OED entry below).  Being a discerning human, man, husband, father, son, friend, co-worker, citizen, reader, and thinker is all about seeing, making, and understanding subtlety and shadings in all things. I had not really thought of nuance’s derivation and when it began to be used — somewhat ironic given […]

KJV and Douglas Campbell on CBC Tapestry

  I’m listening to a podcast of a CBC Tapestry episode that I caught parts of when it played “live” on September 25th. This episode has some great insight and historical discussion of the King James Version of the Bible. Also, some touching and thought provoking recordings of actor Douglas Campbell reciting Shakespeare and William […]