Honesty

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] The honest man must be a perpetual renegade,...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Honesty

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful to truth must make himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual,...

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For Love of Math: Platonist, Positivist, “Philanderist”

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] I had chosen mathematics only because I discovered I could do math very well.  And I had somehow gotten the idea that math was at a higher level.  But I really got interested in math because of application science.  I...

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One Mendocino Morning

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] How do you know but ev'ry Bird that cuts the airy way, Is an immense world of delight, clos'd by your senses five?   William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell One Mendocino morning I woke up to the melodious,...

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Easter Thoughts – In Defense of Moderation

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.  The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.   C.S. LewisIf he was not God, he was no realist, only a liar, and the...

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The End of Cash?

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Many years ago in one of my first college economics classes the professor speculated that cash would soon become a thing of the past.  The developed world and the United States were moving, in his view, inexorably...

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The Code of Hoggard

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] David, I showed Jack Haye this code of shapes with & without dots, I often used this for my napkins, hopefully they all translate to English, spelling is not an art, neither is math, When I can I'll send you the...

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The Genius of Roy Hoggard

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] I met Roy in the 70s at the Sea Gull.  He was our most prolific napkin artist.  I knew very little about Roy in those days even though I saw him often.  We didn’t travel in the same circles.  I wish I’d spent...

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Ex Uno Plures

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand… Matthew 12:25 Donald Trump is a...

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Planned Obsolescence Update

 [Read our Planned Obsolescence post HERE]Our friend and reader, Abe,, sent a response to our Planned Obsolescence post.  We thought it was too good not to share.  Enjoy.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFptlmGCOVI    

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Planned Obsolescence

[Click on BLUE links for sources and more information] I remember the Fuller Brush man calling on my house when I was in grade school.  As I recall, he had a box that opened to an array of brushes one of which I chose and paid for with my own money.  I worked at the...

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Don Chava Taqueria Cantina

  [click on BLUE links for sources and information]   Huila was irked. A tortilla, made of holy corn, corn made of rain and soil and sun, that tortilla, round as the sun itself! Was God not in the rain? Did the corn not come from God? What of the sun? Was...

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