Monthly Archives: May 2013

French Intellectual

From my backyard.  I’m pretty sure it is a green tree frog. I spent a little time working on a French text by a noble man le Capitaine Luc de Clapiers, the Marquis de Vauvenargues (1714-1747).    He acquired French nobility by birth, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day – Bonne Fête

A trip to visit my parents.  A couple of nice home-cooked meals, and sharing some childhood memories.  I pointed out that the advantage of having more than one child is that they don’t all have to visit at the same … Continue reading

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The Virtues in Hebrews

I decided to return to the exploration of the concept of virtue, this time using Proverbs (an ancient Hebrew text) for a guide.  It would give my Hebrew a much needed workout.  I came up with the following list of … Continue reading

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Drone Speech – Maybe

The boy scouts changed their membership rules to allow inclusion of gay scouts.  I think that this is correct from a philosophical point of view.  That is, whatever social and life training that the scouts can offer to shape a … Continue reading

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Greek – Thoughts on the Temple, the Table, and the Rebuilding

Lithic reduction.  It could be a metaphorical temple.  It is hopefully no longer stoning.  I suppose among the more orthodox, in some places, they throw stones at buses, and not bodies, if people still think stoning is religiously mandated.  Still, … Continue reading

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Indian Points: Reducing and Rebuilding

I had a math teacher who used to always give me a hard time about “arrows”.  Almost, every time I would use one in a proof, so focused on making progress, he would point out that I could usually go … Continue reading

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Intro to Group Theory

Another mile on the treadmill this morning while I listened to the NPR show on the cost of limb amputation, cleaned some dishes, and interspersed the day with short intervals of another 1/4 acre of very difficult mowing (lots of … Continue reading

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Las Virtudes (Spanish Lesson #8): Ser (Past, Present, Future) and Adjectives

Exploring the concept of virtue in Spanish.  I am working to reprogram the program to set this file up with another adjective file of virtues.  So far, I have come up with: inteligente bonita amable simpático,a trabajador, trabajadora dulce tierno, … Continue reading

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Brunch

This was nice.  A visit from my siblings.  They brought a little red oak tree with them. I skipped dinner last night, and made a nice brunch (breakfast and lunch) for all of us this morning. Fruit salad: 1 banana, … Continue reading

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More Refinement

A few more tries on the lawn mower.  Thinking about the problem, the carb is probably ok, because priming probably just manually pushes the fuel up into the carb.  This means that if the motor turns over at all, that the … Continue reading

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