A Walk Around Chernobyl

June 29, 2015
A Walk Around Chernobyl

This is what a nuclear disaster area looks like. Check out Audible: http://bit.ly/AudibleVe Broadcas

He She or It Cocktails…..

June 25, 2015
He She or It Cocktails…..

He She or It Cocktails…..

I regularly meet up with speaking partners who help me learn their languages in exchange for my helping them learn English. Even though they usually speak much better English already than I speak Korean, Spanish, Japanese, or what have you, I often feel like I’ve got the heavier end of the job.

John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’

June 21, 2015
John Lydon: ‘Russell Brand’s revolution is idiotic’

Former Sex Pistol John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, tells Polly Toynbee that comedian Russell Brand’s c

Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor

June 20, 2015
Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor

Byzantine Empire: Justinian and Theodora I – From Swineherd to Emperor

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Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master

June 20, 2015

Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master

"We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night; but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.

Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me."

Jourdon Anderson. 1865


OPENING I am A Man of Letters. I’ve been reading lately, and I have found some words I would like to share. Today, “Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master” by Jourdon Anderson. Anderson was born in 1825 and died in 1907. He was a former slave. “Letter From a Freedman to His Old Master” was …

Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe

June 19, 2015
Editorial cartoon: Charleston shooting – Opinion – The Boston Globe

Kids first node. Now to see how he handles the Greeners wrexing it.

June 17, 2015

Kids first node. Now to see how he handles the Greeners wrexing it. 

The world around you is not what it seems. Our future is at stake and you must choose a side. Join my faction in Ingress – a global game of mystery, intrigue and conquest.

100+ Years of Communication

June 17, 2015
100+ Years of Communication

100+ Years of Communication

We found this while Ingresing…if your in the area go experience. http://www.lakewood.org/Heritagecenter/

Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.

June 16, 2015
Why the UK Election Results are the Worst in History.

Discuss this video: http://www.reddit.com/r/CGPGrey/comments/3a23po/why_the_uk_election_results_are_

Which Came First – Flowers or Bees?

June 15, 2015
Which Came First – Flowers or Bees?

Stop and smell the flowers… and watch this video Subscribe: http://bit.ly/iotbs_sub Twitter: @jtot

“In Our Time…A moral theory that emphasises ends over means, Utilitarianism holds that a good act …

June 14, 2015

"In Our Time…A moral theory that emphasises ends over means, Utilitarianism holds that a good act is one that increases pleasure in the world and decreases pain. The tradition flourished in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries with Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill, and has antecedents in ancient philosophy. According to Bentham, happiness is the means for assessing the utility of an act, declaring "it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong." Mill and others went on to refine and challenge Bentham's views and to defend them from critics such as Thomas Carlyle, who termed Utilitarianism a "doctrine worthy only of swine." With Melissa Lane The Class of 1943 Professor of Politics at Princeton University Janet Radcliffe Richards Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oxford and Brad Hooker A Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading Producer: Simon Tillotson."

The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began

June 14, 2015
The Sex Pistols’ 1976 Manchester “Gig That Changed the World,” and the Day the Punk Era Began

Johnny Rotten aka John Lydon’s closing words at the last Sex Pistols gig (watch it online) seemed apt this week when Virgin Bank announced their current line of credit cards would feature the band’s signature artwork.

My Library

June 13, 2015
My Library

My Library
I have many books, most digital. I consider this my dead tree collection that I pay from time to time to take possession of this volume or that. It was good to visit it this week. 

First Loves

June 12, 2015
First Loves

First Loves

A few came before, many came after….this is the one that was my One.

10% off at Squarespace: http://squarespace.com/computerphile Clive Sinclair had a vision, an elegant

Coffee Rigs

June 12, 2015
Coffee Rigs

Coffee Rigs
Case Study Coffee across from the central branch of Multnomah Library has several rigs for extracting the essences from the bean. 

"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."

June 10, 2015
"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."

"I Am Bigger On The Outside…."
I had always wonder if I would fit into one of the tiny two seater car2gos. The answer was yes and with far far fewer problems than I thought. Leg room wise it was all good, as was head clearence. I did spill close to the center stick but not enough to be a real
issue. The next step is driving one. 

Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite …: https://youtu.be/YgJBD1wf-YQ

June 10, 2015

Paternoster Lifts: Dangerous, Obsolete and Quite …: https://youtu.be/YgJBD1wf-YQ

Choose Your Own Adventure… Page 23

June 6, 2015
Choose Your Own Adventure… Page 23

Choose Your Own Adventure… Page 23



An Unexpected Journey

June 5, 2015
An Unexpected Journey

An Unexpected Journey

Moby-Dick, “the great unread American novel,” is being read aloud by Tilda Swinton, John Waters, Stephen…

June 4, 2015

Moby-Dick, "the great unread American novel," is being read aloud by Tilda Swinton, John Waters, Stephen Fry & more: http://t.co/urwvkxR684

https://twitter.com/nypl/status/606537836356059136

Revolt

June 3, 2015
Revolt

Revolt
Came upon this at the +Denver Art Museum​​. An art exhibition of a historic revolt from 1680 and a sf storline about a future revolt of 2180. Amazing lines, stunning imagery, great context(s). Much deserving of becoming a game setting. Think of +Double Fine Productions​​ treatment in Grim Fandango. If you can catch this exhibit run do not walk.
http://denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/revolt-1680-2180-virgil-ortiz

Maker and Made

June 3, 2015
Maker and Made

Maker and Made

+denverartmuseum



Your Next 2016 Loser

June 2, 2015
Your Next 2016 Loser

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