| March 31, 2009

I was reading this incredible book (God’s Demon by Wayne Barlowe) about the demons of hell and the story of one demon who attempted to regain Heaven and I came across this character called Lilith.  I had heard of Lilith before, of course, but I really knew nothing about her. Much has been written about Lilith.  There […]

Unclear Definitions…Am I Stupid Or What?

| March 29, 2009

I have noticed for a long time that whenever I go to look up a meaning of a term or phrase,  I often do not understand the definition or explanation that is given.   Often the definition involves jargon or words with which I am unfamiliar.  Take the following examples. I was looking up information on […]

Like A Sparrow Flying Through A Mead Hall…

| March 28, 2009

Long ago I read an early English comparison of a man’s life to that of a sparrow, who flies through a mead hall out of a stormy winter’s night.  The sparrow is briefly exposed to the light, warmth and safety of the hall before it vanishes back into the night and storm.  I have always remembered this and […]

Lumpiness, Turbulence, Randomness and Order

| March 24, 2009

Today, while on a walk I was staring at the pipe where my little stream exits after traveling beneath and across the road.  The stream parallels the road for most of the way down to the beach, and just before the beach is reached, the stream enters a large concrete pipe, travels beneath the road, and […]

Musings on Camel’s Eyelids and Chicken’s Ears

| March 23, 2009

     I came across a reference to camel eyes while reading a work by David King (Skeletons on the Zahara), who wrote about the crew of an American ship who were shipwrecked on the African Sahara in the early nineteenth century.   Since the eyelid is very thin, the camel often closes this eyelid in sandstorms and […]

Hey Pilgrim! Can You Spare a Cup of Joe?

| March 19, 2009

           We are self-aware entities cursed, or blessed, with the foreknowledge of our personal extinction.  We realize that our passage through this amazing universe is a short, fleeting journey.  And as we pass along, our journey seems to accelerate, and with growing apprehension, we watch the wonders flash by us as we approach the inevitable. […]

The Pointing Finger is Not the Moon!

| March 17, 2009

I’ve spent a great deal of time categorizing things.  We all do this from birth, some more than others I think.  As we grow up from early childhood, we are always learning new things, and trying to place everything in the proper perspective.  We learn to name things. As a child I learned the names […]

Skin Color, Maybe It Does Mean Something?

| March 15, 2009

      Last May in western Tanzania, two men with long knives forced their way into a family’s home while they were eating breakfast and hacked off the legs of a young girl and made off with them.  She died soon afterwards.       A few days ago a twenty year old man in Burundi was attacked by […]

What is the Good?

| March 14, 2009

 Plutarch tells the following: An old man in the Olympic games being desirous to see the sport, and unprovided of a seat, went about from place to place, was laughed and jeered at, but none offered him the civility; but when he came to the Spartans’ quarter, all the boys and some of the men rose […]

When Does A Person Become A Person? A Modest Proposal.

| March 9, 2009

I’m sure that most people have thought about this question at one time or another.  The answer that a person arrives at will determine his attitude towards various practices in our society. Does a person become a person at fertilization of the egg?  We know that the oocyte is alive and that the spermatozoan is […]

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FOR A TABLE OF CONTENTS ARRANGED BY SUBJECT CATEGORY, CLICK ON THE SITE MAP LINK. Much of this blog is a way for me to learn more about things that interest me and then share them with others. It is also presented from my own perspective and slant which is, of course, quite idiosyncratic. Feel free to leave comments. :)

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Just an ordinary guy who loves: everything biological, photography, science fiction (SF), books, new ideas, interesting people, life in all its aspects...zzzZZZ Ok, you can wake up now...