Sunday, December 31, 2023

happy Hogmanay


Formally, the last day of the old year. More loosely, the entire period consisting of the last few days of the old year and the first few days of the new year. Tall, dark and handsome"First-footer" brings good fortune crossing the January 1st doorway threshold first carrying lumps of coal, which is a good fortune warm house symbol for the next year. Shortbread or cake also symbolizes no hunger in the coming year. Cadbury is too luxury for Presbyterians.

Saturday, December 30, 2023

mission: to serve mankind well


"I do not mistrust the future."
- Benjamin Harrison [1833-1901]

Friday, December 29, 2023

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Sunday, December 24, 2023

the german catastrophe


Better educated [e.g. 11 national daily newspapers], the highest intermarriage rate between Jews and non-Jews, and yet a quick collective coma.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

the most inbred of all royals


Charles II's [1661-1700] family tree here.



Sunday, December 17, 2023

half century reassessment

CBS provides intermittent video access.

human doctor


In the oath, the physician pledges to prescribe only beneficial treatments, according to his abilities and judgment; to refrain from causing harm or hurt; and to live an exemplary personal and professional life.


"Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly building a sprawling $100 million Hawaii compound — complete with an underground bunker and its own food and energy sources — in a secret project suggesting the social media mogul is trying to conceal his doomsday preparations."

Full story here.

Saturday, December 16, 2023

brew trillions


Friday, December 15, 2023

to boldly go ...

 Walter Isaacson boils down his recent Musk biography here.

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023

folk rock

 Michael Stipe [born 1960] updates us here.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Friday, December 1, 2023