A look in the mirror

New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The ... Read More

A long overdue bit of randomness

Is “there is an exception to every rule” a rule? If so, is there an exception to “there is an exception to every rule”? That would mean there is a rule that has no exceptions. What rule could that be? It would almost have to be the rule that “there is an exception to every ... Read More

Another call to arms

It has always been my impression that one of the core values of the US Constitution is the concept of “innocent until proven guilty“. That encompasses the basic idea of freedom of thought and expression. One cannot be condemned for something without having proof that they actually did something wrong. It is ... Read More

Living vicariously

I have a very adventurous soul. Unfortunately these days it lives in a body that makes the average tortoise say “Dude why you walking so slow?” Adventure is to my current life as water is to a bucket with a hole in the bottom. So my only chance of a little excitement is to live vicariously through others, which ... Read More

Jailbreak (a Journey in J)

Yesterday was “J” in the A to Z challenge. Once again I am a day late. Not doing so well in the discipline department. Ah well … Bars! Surprisingly strong! Yet invisible … Chains built in the same forge. Also unseen. I must get out! JAILER!! (jailer …) LET ME OUT!! (please oh please) For an ... Read More