Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Things Currently On My Mind . . .

Word Of The Day

1. The small seed of a fruit, such as an apple or an orange.
2. Something or someone wonderful.
also . . .
1. One of the dots or symbols on a die, playing card, or domino.
2. Any of the diamond-shaped segments on the surface of a pineapple.
3. An insignia on the shoulder indicating an officer's rank.

And there's more, much more . . . The word pip has a multitude of meanings. See:


I encountered a forum that lists scads of websites offering online education that might be of value to someone who happens to read this.


There exists an audio podcast of a blog entry titled Against The Gods, written by By Stefan Molyneux. I read the printed text of that piece and found it to be interesting enough to point others to it. The article's introduction begins:

While strolling through the sunny woods one day, you spy a man slithering through the undergrowth, heavily camouflaged and gripping a bow and arrow. "What are you hunting?" you ask. "Dragons!" hisses the man proudly. You frown. "Dragons? But dragons don’t exist!" The man nods emphatically. "I completely agree with you! There ain’t no such thing as dragons. And I’m a-gonna shoot me one!" He raises his bow and arrow, narrows his eyes and glares through the trees, hungry to target the non-existent.

At this point, you would surely take a series of slow and steady steps backwards, aiming to put some safer distance between you and a deranged man wielding a bow and arrow.

This is one of the many, many challenges of atheism.

A link to that piece is below:


Tempel 1 Comet


This phrase from The Blind Old Man ...the earth mutters so much about its children... is only one of the many lines of the poem that make no sense to me. Almost all of the poem's lines are blatantly untrue except when considered from the point of view of an ignorant, completely uneducated reader of poems.

Of course, it might be that I am too much of a clod to be able to appreciate the many nuanced aspects of poetry.


"I try to be candid and level with people, and not purvey a bunch of horseshit."
--Richard Ford

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