Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Romance is one of the great pleasures of my life, and gown-watching the inaugural balls occupied my evening of January 20. A long-term appreciation for NYTime's Cathy Horyn is enough reason to interrupt my morning work to post her overview of our new First Ladies' inaugural attire. ... a wonderful one and a half minutes. Enjoy!
(click on the picture to view the NYTimes narrated slideshow)
Posted by mary at 8:37 AM
Monday, January 19, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
... with this passage from Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (Pirzig)
Phaedrus remembered a line from Thoreau: "You never gain something but that you lose something." And now he began to see for the first time the unbelievable magnitude of what man, when he gained power to understand and rule the world in terms of dialectic truths, had lost. He had built empires of scientific capability to manipulate the phenomena of nature into enormous manifestations of his own dreams of power and wealth - but for this he had exchanged an empire of understanding of equal magnitude: an understanding of what it is to be a part of the world, and not an enemy of it.
Posted by mary at 9:09 AM