RE: iMonk’s story about his Dad

Classic iMonk: The Boat in the Backyard | This classic post that Michael Spencer wrote in 2004 tells the intimate story of a father’s depression and a boy who finally understands. When I was twelve years old, my father bought a small aluminum boat, just enough for two people to use for fishing in […]

RE: Shakespearean Lebowski

Two Gentlemen of Lebowski WOO: Rise, and speak wisely, man—but hark; I see thy rug, as woven i’the Orient, A treasure from abroad. I like it not. I’ll stain it thus; ever thus to deadbeats. [He stains the rug] THE KNAVE: Sir, prithee nay! BLANCHE: Now thou seest what happens, Lebowski, when the agreements of […]

RE: Twelve Theses on Libraries and Librarians

Ben Myers has written an entertaining piece on those subtle and magnificent houses of erudition and subversion, and their unassuming but beguiling facilitators: Faith and Theology: Twelve theses on libraries and librarians The library is the most solid and enduring item in the whole apparatus of intellectual life. In time our academic fads and fashions, […]

Mathematical Valentines Day: 1 + 1 <3

Roses are red. Violets are approximately blue. A paracompact manifold with a Lorentzian metric, can be a spacetime, if it has dimension greater than or equal to two Shakespeare, maybe not. But the course of true science never did run smooth. The First Heart Curve: And another pretty one (polar coordinates):