Sunday, January 29, 2017

The way we were

  the beginning of an end



"Trump’s executive order, which he said will keep out “radical Islamic terrorists”, has been condemned within the US and around the world. No visas will be issued for migrants or visitors from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen for at least 90 days."

Source   The Guardian

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Take back your time


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Where there are children

There is laughter
Where there is not laughter
There are no children

Source   Internet public post

Dog at the door

Do not go gentle into that good light
 Dylan Thomas, 1914 - 1953
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Smiles

About four thousand years ago, somewhere in the Middle East — we don’t know where or when, exactly — a scribe drew a picture of an ox head. The picture was rather simple: just a face with two horns on top. It was used as part of an abjad, a set of characters that represent the consonants in a language. Over thousands of years, that ox-head icon gradually changed as it found its way into many different abjads and alphabets. It became more angular, then rotated to its side. Finally it turned upside down entirely, so that it was resting on its horns. Today it no longer represents an ox head or even a consonant. We know it as the capital letter A.


Michael Graziano
is a neuro-scientist, novelist and composer. He is Professor of Neuroscience at Princeton University in New Jersey. His latest book is Consciousness and the Social Brain (2013).

The above link is in Russian, a suitable translator may be necessary.

The former head of Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, whose president, Donald Trump has put forward for the post of Secretary of State, on Monday - by a margin of just one vote - was approved by the Senate Committee on Foreign relations. It is expected that it will be approved for the position during the vote in the full Senate.

Photography

Pose and photograph   Sergey Ginsburg

Friday, January 13, 2017

We work at the pace of our machines

Machines are necessary for progress
Machines eventually reduce the need for skills
Everything that man makes is a machine

Monday, January 09, 2017

Fears Desires


direction of light shows shadow image
shadow suggest subconsciousness
interpretation of above is by choice

Sunday, January 08, 2017