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Random writing and poetry, musings and observations.
The BBC Horizon channel recently aired UK MP Michael Portillo’s attempts to find a humane solution to execution (see it here). He sets out looking for a method that a) does not require medical expertise, because doctors abide by the Hippocratic law, preventing them from doing anything that will contribute to death, b) is quick […]
I’m a fan of the BBC world service radio because it keeps me up to date on happenings around the world while I can do other things like cleaning up my room. But lately I’ve heard several transgressions on the pronunciation of Barack Obama (listen to the first recording) and I wondered how other newsreaders […]
University of Southern California physics professor Itzhak Bars has suggested (in somewhat dated news) what the Telegraph called a “heretical idea”: the possibility that there is an additional dimension to time. According to Bars, the world we see around us is merely a “shadow” of a six-dimensional world. Think of a 3D object like your […]
The only reason Sarah Palin will get anywhere in this campaign (or quite possibly become the next VP) is because the people who will likely vote for her don’t care a single ounce about the blunders she’s made.
In the perennial question of Which came first, the chicken or the egg?, no one asks Which came first, the egg or the chicken? Unfortunately, from a linguistic standpoint you can’t argue that because of the order of words, the chicken comes first, because that would only be valid if we were to ask “which […]
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source As I sat there upon the bleachers Alone against the unforgiving night I rested my arms against the cold cold steel To block the city’s light Like apartment windows far above The stars began to glow I let my gaze wander east and west I searched high and low And then suddenly without warn […]
Dear advertisers of the world I hope you realize that you waste pretty much every penny trying to get my attention. You can argue all you want about subliminal messages, you can tell me that I chose Colgate over Aquafresh because of an ad I saw four years ago, or that I am more likely […]
Due to the sudden influx of webloggers wanting to be part of International Weblogger’s Day, anything I write between today and the 14th will be complete and utter gibberish. Hence, I shall direct you all to the wonderful Faerunner‘s post on individuality. I could not rephrase her words without adding insult to her great talent […]
A bit obsessed with the wonders of online publishing, I’ve gone ahead and created an e-book with the best of my poems and short stories, entitled Silent Symbolism. It’s available via the following link. (Right click and “Save as..” if you’d like to save it onto your computer) Click here It will be periodically updated. […]