I find it rather quizzical

poems 7 April 2013 | 0 Comments

I find it rather quizzical That I became political I’m not that mathematical And rather quite impractical I’m never that grammatical And hardly too theatrical You may think I’m tyrannical Truth is I’m puritanical I’m autobiographical But never ecclesiastical I’m almost always fanciful Which is rather problematical Now I’m taking a sabbatical And spending all […]

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To carelessly split an infinitive

aphorisms 3 April 2013 | 0 Comments

On Chaos

aphorisms,theory 21 September 2012 | 0 Comments

I am in the process of developing a theory of the universe. This is how it begins: Chaos is the basic order of the universe; Our experience of the universe is a theory of order; Everything follows from those two statements.

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If you don’t exist online, you don’t exist offline

aphorisms,internet 9 May 2012 | 0 Comments

‘If you don’t exist online, you don’t exist offline’. That my the aphorism of the moment. It is a corollary to Alfred Korzybski’s proposition ‘The map is not the territory’ for our current age. You could also say, ‘The online map is not the offline territory’. However, you will find that the terms online / […]

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The seen trumps the unknown

aphorisms,poems 28 March 2012 | 0 Comments

The seen trumps the unknown; Supplements supplant sources; Dangerous decisions do damage; Consumption consumes conservation; Lessons freely given are costly taken; Drugs damage deliberately; Noise is louder than music; Randomness determines regularity; Right is equally wrong.

Hate me, hate my cat

aphorisms 27 March 2012 | 0 Comments

Saint Bernard (the actual saint, not your neighbour’s dog) created the (still current) maxim, “Love me, love my dog” or for those who pretend to understand Latin, Que me amat, amet et canem meum. If you take the good things about me, you must accept the bad. Well, the corollary of the saying is equally […]

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How Mozart’s Productivity Changed the World

lifestyle,music 12 February 2012 | 0 Comments

When I’m not feeling too productive, I think of Mozart. By the time he died at the age of 35 he had written over 600 works, many of them regarded as keynotes in the history of Western music. His voluminous expanse includes 41 Symphonies, 27 Piano Concertos, 23 String Quartets, 5 Violin Concertos, 18 Masses, […]

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Composer // Performer Relationship

music 30 October 2011 | 0 Comments

In the composer // performer relationship, is the composer always the greater genius? Not necessarily.

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Lawyers

Uncategorized 21 October 2011 | 0 Comments

Those who charge generously to fight pettiness

Worthiness

lifestyle 18 October 2011 | 1 Comment

The more worthy someone is, the less they will need to tell you about it.