"What embitters the world is not excess of criticism, but an absence of self-criticism." - G.K. Chesterton

Monday, May 26, 2008

Knights of Cydonia

Sorry for the lack of posts around here at the moment. Alex has his school work and family to take care of and I... well, I'm quite lazy.

Taking my lead from Alex, I thought I'd post a music video to keep you all amused until I get my brain into gear and post some more ramblings on the nature of life, the universe and everything.

So here's some 'Muse'.



Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Child of Dust — Thrice

Dear prodigal, you are my son and I
Supplied you not your spirit, but your shape.
All Eden's wealth arrayed before your eyes;
I fathomed not you wanted to escape.

And though I only ever gave you love,
like every child you’ve chosen to rebel;
uprooted flowers and filled the holes with blood;
ask not for whom they toll the solemn bells.

A child of dust to mother now return;
for every seed must die before it grows.
and though above the world may toil and turn,
no prying spade will find you here below.

Now safe beneath their wisdom and their feet,
Here i will teach you truly how to sleep.

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Monday, May 12, 2008

Come All You Weary — Thrice

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008


I've been tagged (by Matt) with the fifth sentence meme. (quite some time ago apparently, but I just noticed it now)

1. Pick up the nearest book
2. Open to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the next three sentences
5. Tag five people and acknowledge who tagged you

So here goes:

The irreversible character of discovery suggests that no solution of a problem can be accredited as a discovery if it is achieved by a procedure following definite rules. For such a procedure would be reversible in the sense that it could be traced back stepwise to its beginning and repeated at will any number of times, like any arithmetical computation. Accordingly, any strictly formalized procedure would also be excluded as a means of achieving discovery."

Purely out of curiosity at what books people have near their computer, I'll tag Jon, Timmo, Bryan and Greg. But none of them should feel any obligation to respond.