Monthly Archives: July 2012

Scribblings from the Fierce Heart of the Universe

25 July 1897 – Jack London sets sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush, where he will write his first successful stories. “In this manner had fought forgotten ancestors. They quickened the old life within him, the old tricks which … Continue reading

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Life In The Capitalist Sea

A fish is the last being to discover water.” – Buddhist adage Words from a man who knew whereof he spoke: “People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a … Continue reading

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4 July: Some Birthday Presents From The United States Of America To The United States Of America

4 July 1776 – The Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence. “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” – … Continue reading

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Of Music and Mathematics

“Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.” – G. William Liebniz, German philosopher Perhaps it is true that “Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare,” but surely Johann Sebastian Bach … Continue reading

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