1. An odd rollercoaster of a week; I had some days of great consolation and happy productivity, and others of intense depression and extreme lethargy, where I simply could not seem to get anything done. At the moment I’m mostly okay, but yeesh, I really feel the need of a change. 2. Got into an … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Another Odd Fact, Villains, and Agatha Christie Quotes
From Summa Conta Gentiles, Book one, Chapter Five, on why it's fitting for some things to be accepted as revelation (emph. mine: St. Thomas didn't often use bold typefaces): "Again, this truth needed to be proposed to man as an object of faith so that he may have truer knowledge of God. For we only … Continue reading Words of the Saints: St. Thomas Aquinas on Revelation
1. Most of what's been on my mind lately has been personal stuff that I don't particularly feel like sharing over the interwebs. Plus I've been generally just tired lately, so it'll probably be a thin one this time. 2. Doing a lot of outlining lately. In fact I'm starting to think I've been writing … Continue reading Friday Flotsam: Hodgepodge
Obviously don't completely agree with this line up (nothing from The Princess Bride? Ghostbusters? No "Like tears in rain", no "I am your Father", no "You all think I'm licked"? Seriously?), but it's a respectable collection. In any case, the editing and accompanying music is excellently done. https://videopress.com/v/1n9JEqhZ?preloadContent=metadata Enjoy It can also be found here.
“Briefly stated, the Gell-Mann Amnesia effect is as follows. You open the newspaper to an article on some subject you know well. In Murray's case, physics. In mine, show business. You read the article and see the journalist has absolutely no understanding of either the facts or the issues. Often, the article is so wrong … Continue reading The Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect Summarized