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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