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What happens when the machine stops?

Watching the graceful slow motion “crash” of the Airlander 10 at Cardington Airfield on the news this week prompted me to think about what happens when the machine fails.  801 more words


Read Edgar Allan Poe's satire of transcendentalism, "Never Bet the Devil Your Head"

“Never Bet the Devil Your Head”


Edgar Allan Poe

Con tal que las costumbres de un autor,” says Don Thomas de las Torres, in the preface to his “Amatory Poems” “sean puras y castas, importo muy poco que no sean igualmente severas sus obras”- meaning, in plain English, that, provided the morals of an author are pure personally, it signifies nothing what are the morals of his books. 3,973 more words


The Moon

My intuition gurgled up and told me
that emboldened she would hold me,
that she’d correct, but never scold me,
and she’d ripen, yet never mold me. 57 more words


Qoheleth's Quest: Discovering the Meaning of Life

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14: 2:18-23

1:2  “Vanity of Vanities says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity.

1:12-14 “I, the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 3,480 more words


Quote of the Day

“Tonight’s talk is “Consciousness, Creativity, and the Brain” If you have a golf-ball-sized consciousness, when you read a book you’ll have a golf-ball-size understanding. When you look out a golf-ball-size awareness, and when you wake up in the morning, a golf-ball-size wakefullness. 29 more words

Quote Of The Day


Birds fly high and turn;
circles drawn in heaven.
My words they try and yearn
for clear dawn and evening.

I uncurl swirls into worlds. 109 more words


Henry David Thoreau

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify. ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings. (Modern Library; Modern Library edition November 14, 2000) Originally published 1854.