Journalling Listening to a Bob Dylan song called ‘Desolation Row’.

At midnight all the agents
And the superhuman crew
Go out and round up everyone
That knows more than they do.

Inspired to listen by the little icon there… rereading ‘The Watchmen’… it’s a fine bit of stuff, and it’s been about 4 years since I’ve last thumbed through… a lot of interesting currents run through it. The concept of time especially is an interesting one… not one I care to share. (All things have happened, and we’re just viewing it from one perspective… fate is set… digging up a quote now) “Time is simultaneous, an intricately structured jewel that humans insist on viewing one edge at a time, when the whole design is visible in every facet.” I prefer to keep (even if it’s an illusion) the concept of free will…and that different events have some real causality.

Fate’s a funny thing. I can see some comfort in everything being preordained… but then what’s the purpose? It’d be like living in a novel already written… interesting from the outside, but so impotent for the folks inside.


Journalling I don’t know what Life is. Except that it’s that Thing that happens after you’re born and before you’re dead. And that it is absurd, to borrow a term from Camus. I’m currently mostly digging it. Playing my recorder at the moment, working out a version of ‘Ring of Fire’…So caught up in playing, I didn’t realize the hour! I’ll see you kids in a little while.

Thinking good thoughts of Ornj, a good time to go to bed and dream. 🙂 How I love her so.

something as I go… word for the day – pangram

A sentence that contains all the letters of the alphabet.

i.e.: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

Other pangrams:
‘Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs’.
‘Waltz, nymph, for quick jigs vex Bud’.
‘Jackdaws love my big sphinx of quartz’.
‘Quick zephyrs blow, vexing daft Jim’.
“Mr. Jock, TV quiz Ph.D., bags few lynx.” uses only 26 letters.

Or maybe some in other languages:

French: ‘Portez ce vieux bon whiskys au juge blond qui fume’.
German: ‘Zwei boxkämpfer jagen Eva quer durch Sylt’.
Latin: ‘Gaza frequens Libycos duxit Karthagos tripumphos’.

I can’t find any in Spanish.

Deep thoughts

Boxing Day, and Journals…

Happy Boxing Day !

Boxing Day, popular term applied to December 26 in England, Wales, parts of Canada, and in some other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. Traditionally, on that day the gentry would give presents, generally of money, to servants, tradespeople, and others of humble life. These presents came to be known as Christmas boxes. Boxing Day is a legal bank holiday… I’d love to get another day off….

Journalling Hmm… Today went rather well, all told, got together with the Mother, The Brother, and his Girlfriend briefly. (Maybe 2 hours total). Ate, exchanged gifts, and went home.

Newton was lovey and cool all this lovely 4-day weekend… I regret having to go back to work, but a 4 day week, then a 3 day weekend is coming up, so I can groove with it. Saw a few interesting job opportunities this weekend, and will continue to do more research… 🙂

form word galaxies…

found a neat applet on word galaxies … applied my booby talk. 🙂 we’ll see how it comes out.