Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Light In Darkness

A daily pitstop for me is Pat's Blog that is dedicated to all things mathematics. Today, he posted a  Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky quote that in a current reality many have felt has gone mad is optimistic:
Mankind will not remain on the earth forever, but, in search of light and space, will at first timidly penetrate beyond the limits of the atmosphere and then finally conquer the spaces of the solar system.
Not a fan of math? Maybe my Movies + Math article can help make a minor dent in your life-long cynicism. Deal? 👍

Wandering Spirit

John le Carré Interview

Just got around to watching the 60 Minutes interview with John le Carré. I've read his books since the 1980's when I first saw Alec Guinness play George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People. Steve Kroft does a fine job of getting the famed author to reveal a little bit more about his past than I've seen in other such presentations. Worth your time if you appreciate his work or a writers creative process. Also, if you are a bit more intrigued with George Smiley, I've done a recap of his career at Macmillan's Criminal Element blog.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Rest In Peace, Stanislav Petrov

The man who stopped nuclear catastrophe in 1983 has passed away. If you are not aware of his history, I recommend clicking over to learn more about Mr. Petrov who deserves a monument in both Russia and the United States.

Concealed Carry, Alt-Right, And Hive Mind

Merriam Webster has expanded their essential dictionary with 250 new words. Here's the link to immerse yourself with the likes of froyo, Saigon Cinnamon, and my favorite... schneid. Oh, and I guess I was being a bit mischievous with the header to this post knowing it would bring in some traffic—but those have also been added. You don't feel cheated, right? Talking words is so much more enlightening.