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A trustful hand, unask’d, in thine,

By |March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

. HEART-AFFLUENCE in discursive talk From household fountains never dry; The critic clearness of an eye, That saw thro’ all the Muses’ walk; Seraphic intellect and force To seize and throw the doubts of man; Impassion’d logic, which outran The hearer in its fiery course; High nature amorous of the [...]

Welcome to Holland

By |March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

by Emily Perl Kingsley, 1987 I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability - to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It's like this...... When you're going to have [...]

Glenn Gould – Beethoven, 15 Variations With Fugue, Op.35 ‘Eroica’

By |December 17th, 2015|Music|

  The one and only, Glenn Gould. Beethoven, 15 Variations With Fugue, Op.35 'Eroica' [ 1960 ]

…Each kindred brute might bid thee blush for shame.

By |August 4th, 2015|Life, Philosophy, Poets|

Near this Spot... ...are deposited the Remains of one who possessed Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the virtues of Man without his Vices. This praise, which would be unmeaning Flattery if inscribed over human Ashes, is but a just tribute to the Memory of [...]

…the art of measuring.

By |July 18th, 2015|Authors, Ideas, Philosophy, Stories|

SIR ISAAC NEWTON. ... noted mathematician, physicist, and alchemist. Today I learned about the vast corpus of his unpublished work, some 10 million words, full of apocryphal stories of laboratory antics and diamond dogs knocking over candles and burning 20 years worth of work in manuscripts. Can't wait for the Gutenberg [...]

The smallest sprouts show…

By |July 16th, 2015|Authors, Ideas, Life, Poets|

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands; How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it is any more than he. I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green stuff woven. Or [...]

The Deadliest of Sins

By |June 18th, 2015|Authors, Ideas, Life, Philosophy|

It is June, and that time of year that many students will be graduating. So in the spirit of convocation, I want to share some of the best advice I've ever heard, from a convocation speech delivered many years ago by the one and only Robertson Davies (who was also [...]

I’m a cop… from the future.

By |June 17th, 2015|Film, Geek Culture, Retro, Videos|

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you quite possibly the greatest 31 minute film ever made (with or without kickstarter :-) From the geniuses at Laser Unicorns, behold the retro-80s wonder that is... KUNG FURY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg Two words: HECK YES. ... and of course, the experience wouldn't be [...]

till a’ the seas gang dry…

By |June 17th, 2015|Poets|

. O my Luve's like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; O my Luve's like the melodie That’s sweetly play'd in tune. . As fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I: And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the [...]

pull…

By |January 14th, 2015|Ideas, Philosophy|

A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that is unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push. - Ludwig Wittgenstein