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26 May 2006

22 May 2006

Riding on Square Wheels will not help you find any lost objects, and it won't taste as good as the Oreo cookies used to illustrate the federal budget, as hosted by Ben & Jerry. But it will get you noticed.

18 May 2006

Here's an alternative Genesis, Adam and Eve, and God and Satan story. Phunny.

16 May 2006

Dana Milbank's of the Washington Post offers a rather interesting summary Tony Snow's first press conference as President Bush's press secretary: It's Not What Snow Doesn't Say, It's How He Doesn't Say It

12 May 2006

Why it's better to be the boss

8 May 2006

Attach:alanwatts.jpg Δ|Alan Watts Started reading an amazing book by Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity. Early on, he defines the difference between belief and faith. In this world, belief is the feeling of certainty about an idea; an attachment to an idea. Faith is more of an openness to an idea. A stance of non-attachment. This definition is just that, a definition we have set; a distinction defined by Watts. But I found it interesting and helpful. I could project the difference upon fundamentalist Christian and Buddhists, and how each group exercises belief vs. faith. That's too obvious. What are the less obvious applications?

How does this relate to trust. I guess faith and trust are related, in that I think of each as a state of being rather than being attached to specific idea. Maybe. Seems contrived...

7 May 2006


Can you read this?

 Fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid, too.
 Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 precnet plepoe can.

 i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd
 waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the
 hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde
 Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the
 ltteres in a wrod are, 
 the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat
 ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a
 taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a
 pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not
 raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a
 wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot
 slpeling was ipmorantt! 


My sister passed this along, a selection of quotations for math teachers? Need to make a quotes page.