Thursday, August 15, 2019

theoretical physics


“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

theoretical physics



“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
Max Planck

Saturday, August 10, 2019

woeful unawareness



“I want to be a guileless rook to discolor the blackness of all crafty human hearts”
Munia Khan

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

enervating


“Nothing so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.”
William James

Saturday, July 27, 2019

disgustingly drunk



When accused of being 'disgustingly drunk' by a female - possibly socialist - the Conservative Prime Minister Winston Churchill responded: 'My dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.'

Saturday, July 20, 2019

integrative



"We learn from history that we do not learn from history."

Friday, July 19, 2019

duel



"Fearing no insult, asking for no crown, receive with indifference both flattery and slander, and do not argue with a fool."
- Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin

Thursday, July 18, 2019

code


“If a machine is expected to be infallible, it cannot also be intelligent.”
- Alan Turing

Monday, July 15, 2019

existential


“He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.”
Franz Kafka

Saturday, July 13, 2019

lateral thinking



"Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals."
- T. E. Lawrence

Thursday, July 11, 2019

bent elbow


"An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools."
- Ernest Hemingway

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

on betrayal


“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”
William Blake

Saturday, July 6, 2019

dissembling



"History is a set of lies agreed upon."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

on blah


"Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice, more drunkards than thirst, and perhaps as many suicides as despair."
- Gautama Buddha

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Sunday, June 23, 2019

on limits


“Other desires become the occasion of pain through dearth of the material to gratify them, but not the desire of knowledge: the sum of things to be known is inexhaustible, and however long we read, we shall never come to the end of our storybook.”
- A. E. Housman

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

baroque



"The past is never dead. It's not even past. All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born, webs of heredity and environment, of desire and consequence, of history and eternity. Haunted by wrong turns and roads not taken, we pursue images perceived as new but whose providence dates to the dim dramas of childhood, which are themselves but ripples of consequence echoing down the generations. The quotidian demands of life distract from this resonance of images and events, but some of us feel it always."
- William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun (1951)

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

’The "Green Reaper" Has Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Burials



"With the enormous costs of chemically-treated wood coffins, concrete burial vaults, liners, cremations, urns, cemetery space, and embalming, an average funeral in America costs about $10,000. In addition to adding a financial burden to the backs of grieving families, these burial methods are also notoriously toxic for the environment."

Full story here.

Friday, June 7, 2019

melanin


"Throughout history, we have found all kinds of reasons to put ourselves above other people."
- Barack Obama

Vietnam: Canada’s Shadow War


Watch here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Group of Seven documentaries


 Watch herehere and here.

Monday, June 3, 2019

on Hollywood


"There are a lot of broken people in this business."
- Billy Bob Thornton

Sunday, June 2, 2019

wilderness



"No man ever did a real thing that was not in the beginning misunderstood. A new path is bound to be somewhat lonely."
- Lawren Harris, founder of the Group of Seven

Saturday, June 1, 2019

victory


"Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing."

Friday, May 31, 2019

shu


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”
– Chinese proverb

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Dementia Revolution




Wednesday, May 22, 2019

stoic


“Put an end once and for all to this discussion of what a good person should be, and be one.”
Marcus Aurelius