Zeno’s Paradox and the Art of Imperfection

Zeno’s Paradox and the Art of Imperfection

Zeno was a Greek philosopher who lived in approximately 450 BC. One of his claims to lasting fame is that he created a number of logical paradoxes including one of the more famous, known as Achilles and the tortoise. Achilles challenges a tortoise to a foot race with...
Good Brain, Good Heart

Good Brain, Good Heart

I’m writing this on Christmas eve, December 24th, 2015. The topic seemed appropriate for the day, and in consideration of the imminent arrival of a New Year. Yesterday afternoon, my wife and I had some time to kill (what a sad expression that is!) in a downtown...
“ ’Tis the season to be … [what?]”

“ ’Tis the season to be … [what?]”

To quote the immoral Tom Lehrer [Ed. did you mean “immortal”? Me: yes, that too, but “amoral” could work equally well here] – “Christmas Time is here, by golly, Disapproval would be folly. Deck the halls with hunks of Holly, Fill the cup and...
Justifiable Annoyance [sez who?)!

Justifiable Annoyance [sez who?)!

It’s been a frustrating wait for us to finally get some one to show up to repair a crack in our basement foundation wall. Our first attempts, started some four months ago, petered out after six weeks with four no-shows. Fast-forward to Steve arriving to examine...
Here We Go Again!

Here We Go Again!

Same old same old. It never changes. As soon as I do (or fail to do!) [whatever], he/she starts all over again with: “How many times have I asked you to …” or “Why on earth don’t you …” or “If you would only, even just once …” (And if...