Thursday, March 13, 2014

Deep Thinking

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"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron.
--H.L. Mencken

I have been trying to think deeply, which is a difficult task at even the best of times, and this is not one of those times, not with Eva putting in her two cents whenever she feels she should do so.

It's about God and the possibility of such a being's existence that I am contemplating. I am not thinking about the mythical god of today's organized religions, a god that was first conceived from scientific ignorance, described and revised through undependable word-of-mouth conversations, and illustrated by succeeding generations of the insufficient intellects of Man.

I am thinking about an unknown and probably unknowable entity that was somehow the instigator of biological life -- and I am thinking about things that cannot be grasped by a human brain, at least in its present stage of development.

In some unknown way, I have long known that I know many things that I do not know. I know...

(Three long nonsensical paragraphs deleted)

For the life of me I don't know why I am pursuing such a useless course of thought.

And neither does Eva.

Hey! I just had a thought... "The sub-atomic particles of quantum mechanics exist only in the mind of the theorist."


Did You Know . . .?

The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not canaries; the islands' Latin name was Insularia Canaria – Island of the Dogs.



On this day in 1781 The German-born English astronomer William Hershel discovered Uranus, the seventh planet from the sun. Herschel's discovery of a new planet was the first to be made in modern times, and also the first to be made by use of a telescope, which allowed Herschel to distinguish Uranus as a planet, not a star, as previous astronomers believed.

The planet Uranus is a gas giant like Jupiter and Saturn and is made up of hydrogen, helium, and methane. The third largest planet, Uranus orbits the sun once every 84 earth years and is the only planet to spin perpendicular to its solar orbital plane. In January 1986, the unmanned U.S. spacecraft Voyager 2 visited the planet, discovering 10 additional moons to the five already known, and a system of faint rings around the gas giant.



1. inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity.
2. Psychoanalysis: erotic gratification derived from admiration of one's own physical or mental attributes.



Daniel Peter "Danny" Masterson
(born March 13, 1976)
Danny Masterson is an American actor and disc jockey known for his role as Steven Hyde in That '70s Show. He currently stars as Milo Foster in the TBS comedy Men At Work.

Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof
(born 13 March 1989)
Peaches Geldof is a British journalist, television presenter and model.

William Hall Macy, Jr.
(born March 13, 1950)
William H. Macy is an American actor, screenwriter, teacher and director in theater, film and television. His film career has been built mostly on his appearances in small, independent films, though he has appeared in summer action films as well. Macy was nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in Fargo. He has played the main antagonist in the Showtime television series Shameless.

Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
(Mar 13, 1911 - Jan 24, 1986
L. Ron Hubbard was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology.


The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
--Albert Einstein

To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge.



  1. "(Three long nonsensical paragraphs deleted)" = A harsh judgment of your fine mind.

    Eva. Now, when you look at Eva do you sometimes smile? If so, then she owns a power greater than yourself. That's all that matters.

    More Eva stories, please. Flash non-fiction?

    1. Yes, I often smile at Eva, and when I do she looks at me with great concentration, her head cocked to one side and her ears standing stiff and tall, pointed directly at me... as if listening for my thoughts.

      But I'm not sure this is all that matters.