Archive for March, 2005

Tradition

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

I remember that once, when I was a little boy, my Ma was cooking a pot roast, and she started by chopping off both ends of the pot roast before putting it into the pot. I asked her, Ma--why did you cut off the ends of the pot roast before ...

One suppon a time

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

I member when me an two a my brothers were walkin home late one night an we found ourself in a graveyard. Lookit here, said Dave -- this guy lived to he was 87 years old. Huh, I said. I seen a grave a minute ago had a guy who ...

Kunonga watch I

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

From Archibishop Ncube Urges Mugabe OverthrowAlthough Mugabe is regarded as evil incarnate by Zimbabwe's Roman Catholic hierarchy, he does have friends elsewhere in the Christian Community. Zimbabwe's Anglican primate, Bishop Nolbert Kunonga, has used his pulpit at St Mary's Cathedral in Harare to support Mugabe and his land reform programme.He ...

Follow-up on “all lavish of strange gifts to men”

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

Warren Steel, who is at the Department of Music at the University of Mississippi, had access to the original poem, by Edward Young. His "Night Thoughts" was a popular series of poems--Blake illustrated them, for example. Steel wrote on the Sacred Harp mailing list:I have a copy of Young's ...

“All lavish of strange gifts to man”

Monday, March 28th, 2005

I posted the following questions to the Sacred Harp discussion list. This will be of interest to only those people who are interested in both grammar and Sacred Harp. I may be the only one in this group. However, hope springs eternal ...In Easter Anthem (236), the poetry ends:Man, all ...

Seven last words

Friday, March 25th, 2005

Father, forgive them, because they do not know what they are doing (Luke 23:34).Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise (Luke 23:43).Woman, behold your son: behold your mother (John 19:26f.).Eli Eli lema sabachthani? (Matthew 27:46 and Mark 15:34).I thirst (John 19:28).It is finished (John ...

Plagiarism detector

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2005

I learned about Copyscape.com today via rebecca's pocket. Copyscape allows you to tell whether you've been plagiarized elsewhere on the web. I checked a number of pages, and found that I was feeling a bit sad that nothing I'd written had been worth plagiarizing ... until finally I found that ...

Irish-American

Thursday, March 17th, 2005

My ma was an O'Shaughnessy. My da is a Fitzgerald. It's St. Patrick's Day, and we're celebratin' here at NASA. I've been asked to "take time to remember the enduring contributions of those Irish-Americans who have given this country ... so much," I'm pretty sure this doesn't mean I can ...

left-right blogosphere

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

I haven't read the study, but I like the pretty picture. (via 3 Quarks).

Ascii mandelbrot set movie

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

Ascii mandelbrot set movie.

in the midst of business

Monday, March 7th, 2005

I'm very busy -- but John took me up on my suggestion that he'd look cool in front of a BRLESC-II. Also, <brag_alert="on">daughter Jane (6th grade) got a 530 on her SAT--56%ile for all SAT takers.<brag_alert="off">.

englishdroid.com

Thursday, March 3rd, 2005

Much fun about teaching English as a foreign language, as I did in a former life; including a bitter essay that pretty much explains why I stopped teaching EFL. After the age of 40, English teachers are burnt-out, skill-less and unemployable, their working lives a wasteland, their future oblivion. ...