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{ Monthly Archives } April 2008

Happy Birthday Bill!

Today is the traditional birthday for William Shakespeare, late of Stratford-on-Avon. SONNET CXLIII Lo! as a careful housewife runs to catch One of her feather’d creatures broke away, Sets down her babe and makes an swift dispatch In pursuit of the thing she would have stay, Whilst her neglected child holds her in chase, 5 […]

This is too cool

And a complete blast from the past…

太 初 有 道 , 道 与 神 同 在 , 道 就 是 神 。

John 1 in Chinese. At biblos.com. My translation back from Chinese would be something like “In the beginning was the Path. The Path was with God. The Path was God.” Path, here, dao4 道, is the same word I translated as “principle” in the “Eight Step Program” post. It meant, originally, a simple road; you […]

MacinLOL

see more crazy cat pics

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people: those who work to further the actual goals of the organization, and those who work for the organization itself. Examples in education would be teachers who work and sacrifice to teach children, vs. union representative who work […]

Silence

“but you’ll be amazed to see what silence can do it will bring you back to you.”

A Clear Winter’s Night in Flagstaff

Adagio

Lara Fabian has become one of my favorite singers in the last few months. Careful attention to her lyrics is usually worthwhile, too.

Predictions

Little Differences

Over time, little differences make big differences.