May 2003

Vituperation

In Episode 21 of my Fulbright Diaries, I used the word vituperation, which means something like violently harsh, abusive criticism….


Patrick
Connections
05/31/03

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Nature v. Nurture

An interesting article from Time Magazine on new ideas from the human genome project and the weight of experience on…


Patrick
Recommendations
05/29/03

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Capturing the Friedmans

Capturing the Friedmans is a documentary about a child molestation case in Long Island in the late 80s.


Patrick
Recommendations
05/29/03

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Gustave Dore

I’ve always liked Gustave Dore’s engravings of the Bible, but I could never find them online except on a Koren…


Patrick
Recommendations
05/29/03

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Corn on the Cob

I was watching Friends today (don’t ask) and Penn (from Penn & Teller) was selling Joey some encyclopedias, but he…


Patrick
Funnies
05/28/03

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What is Art?

a week ago i started reading on the internet about the definitions of art, mostly john dewey’s Art as Experience,…


Dan
Explanations
05/28/03

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Matrix Reloaded

What happens when Star Wars meets Superman meets The Terminator meets War Games? Dan and I saw it today, Matrix Reloaded. Or maybe it should have been titled Crouching Men in Black, Hidden Plot. Well, the special effects were cool.


Dad
Reviews
05/27/03

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Memorial Day

It is raining as I get up this morning; the kind of rain that will likely last all day. It…


Dad
Observations
05/26/03

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Tom and Huck don’t live here anymore

[I wrote this in September of 2002 and shared it with Patrick, but I’m not sure if I sent it…


Dad
Reviews
05/26/03

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Annika Sorenstam

i was wondering about the whole “woman playing in a PGA tournament” thing today, and i decided to do some…


Dan
Suggestions
05/23/03

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QWERTY

here’s an article about restructuring the current keyboard layout. it raises the question (at least to me), how much faster…


Dan
Suggestions
05/22/03

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Truth, Reality, Nonfiction

Just briefly, because it’s (“truth, reality, nonfiction” is) a subject I could write forever about, I wanted to mention a…


Patrick
Observations
05/15/03

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Hepatitis

Forgive my entering this unpleasant bit of news right after Dad’s beautiful, moving piece to Dan. Pato has Hepatitis A….


Patrick
News
05/15/03

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To Dan, On The Occasion Of His Graduation From The University Of Notre Dame Du Lac

I could say it in one word: con·gra·too·la·tee·ons! It seems only yesterday we were visiting campus for your or·eye·on·ta·tye·on. Now…


Dad
Memories
05/15/03

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Inspirations/Ruminations

this is my comment to the neil peart/inspirations stuff posted a bit below. i decided to turn it into a…


Dan
Observations
05/14/03

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Rube Goldberg Reality?

Have a look at this commercial from Honda cars called “The Cog”. It’s got an amazing Rube Goldberg contraption in…


David
Puzzles
05/14/03

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Stuffs

On page 260 of Oliver Sacks’s book, Uncle Tungsten, he writes, in discussing the Curies and their research into radioactive…


Dad
Stuffs
05/13/03

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Self-love, La Rochefoucauld, and -isms

From La Rochefoucauld’s introduction to his Maxims, from Theodore Dalrymple’s essay “Dicovering La Rochefoucauld,” from New Criterion, April 2001, Vol….


Patrick
Quotes
05/13/03

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Worse than Harmless

Recalling Dad’s observation about negative information (where some guy told him a WPHS door was locked, but it really wasn’t),…


Patrick
Observations
05/13/03

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Inspiration/Discouragement

From an article by Neil Peart: However, the effect [of hearing great drummers] on me was to make me determined…


Patrick
Quotes
05/13/03

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La Rochefoucauld

I just wanted to register here another of those “see it once, then see it everywhere” moments. Do we have…


Patrick
Connections
05/13/03

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Poetry and Meaning

Dad and I were talking a little bit about the meaning of poetry because I gave him a poem to…


Patrick
Connections/Funnies/Observations
05/13/03

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Mother’s Day

We don’t have too many messages to Mom and Karina on this list (and none from them), so I want…


Patrick
News
05/11/03

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Monkeys, Typewriters, Shakespeare

I’ve found links to this on a couple of other blog sites, so I figured why not put it here…


Patrick
News
05/10/03

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Two Towns of Jasper

Last Thursday my school dedicated an entire day to celebrating and learning about diversity. It was billed, “Diversity Day”. Mostly…


David
Reviews
05/06/03

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Living in the Present Tense

I think, somewhat vainly, about living and especially now that i have to do something besides attend school and it…


Dan
Quotes
05/04/03

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What Is Your Brain Type?

Check out these online tests to determine whether you have a female or male brain (i.e. empathizing or systemizing). I…


Patrick
Suggestions
05/02/03

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New Deal Support for the Arts

From Coudal.com I got a link to a government archives page of New Deal supported artwork. I found the artwork…


Patrick
Recommendations
05/01/03

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