Notable Quotable Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party […]Read More Notable Quotable: Lessons from History & Literature
This is a follow-up to Curious Snippets: English I Fancy… While cleaning out old keepsakes a found a few paper snippets describing the wonderfully colourful language that is English. Again, I cannot find the original Author and there are several version of this on the internet (some with up to 21 points)… Enjoy! Why English […]Read More Curious Snippets 2.0: English is a crazy language!
I have a PhD and I can code in 3 different programming languages… but for the life of me I cannot figure out what is going on with tax rules and regulations…Read More PhDs and Tax?
As I went for a dream walk, I found a little moon flower on a stalk, I stopped by this little flower for a bit of a talk. “How do you do?, Little moon flower so blue, Can I tell you a secret long overdue?” “Oh, little moon flower I have been so bold, As […]Read More Little Moon Flower so Blue
I do not demand time from you I do not claim to know what is best for you But, from my journeys: I can say that Your life is of your choosing alone Not to be copied from another, like a mere clone No manner of people or events are responsible for the path you […]Read More Your Life, Your Path, Your Choice
Too often do we limit ourselves. Restricting ideas, conversations and acts through imaginary constructs of what is deemed appropriate, correct or normal. What is normal? Who is the authoritative figure on that definition? Statisticians would argue that normal is average (i.e., mean, mode and median). The x% of the bell curve. However, it’s impossible to […]Read More Hoarder of Average
Experience never errs. Only your judgement errs by promising itself results which your experiments didn’t produce. Leonardo da Vinci, 1452 – 1519 We are occupied with the fulfilment of goals and plans. These are healthy and give us purpose, but the expectation of their outcome leaves them unsatisfactory when finally completed. My advice will be […]Read More Chasing Expectations
The golden rule of science: provide the evidence, proof, data or results. Do not take anything at face value. However, when clinging too rigidly to such a statement, do we not become fools ourselves? Does it not become a religion in its own right? A fanatical belief that nothing can be true nor exist without […]Read More Seeing is Believing
From behind these yellow eyes I watch humans chase after lies Back & forth you rush for days All in your futile little rat-race You are constantly filled with rage, since you have not found the keys to your cage But true freedom can only grace those who look beyond another’s face How much more […]Read More A Cat’s Point of View
The preservation of singular cells has been possible for quite some time. In science, we regularly freeze bacterial cells in the laboratory for long-term storage (at -80oC with some sort of ‘biological’ anti-freeze, like glycerol). In medicine, the freezing of human cells, such as bone marrow, blood and reproductive cells is common practice. However, our […]Read More Life after Death? Where Nature, Science and Art meet