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Friday, April 29, 2005  

Bragging the River


Said Tweed To Till, "Why rin ye so still?"
Said Till to Tweed. "Though ye rin with speed
And I rin slaw
For aye man that ye droon,
I droon twa."

---Popular Scottish rhyme quoted in Secret Landscapes: Mysterious Sites, Deserted Villages and Forgotten Places of Great Britain and Ireland.

The aye in this is different from the aye in "aye, aye!", but it was while reading this that it struck me that aight has an historical echo I'd never noticed before. Or rather, is itself the historical echo. Aight? (You answer, Aye!)


5:52 PM

Tuesday, April 26, 2005
 

Scar or Geoid Crow's Feet?


I like the headline metaphor, it's what made me read the story, but it's pretty meaningless when you consider that the gravitational field of any everchanging object is just an accumulation of scars over time and scars/time=character:

Sumatran Quake Left 'Scar' on Earth's Gravity

The devastating 2004 Sumatran earthquake, which caused the worst tsunami in modern times, should have left a detectable scar on Earth's gravity field, European scientists said Monday.

...The new prediction comes from Roberto Sabadini and Giorgio Dalla Via at the University of Milan. The idea is fairly straightforward. The strength of Earth's gravity varies depending on the depth of a trench or height of a mountain, as well as the density of material. Even changing tides alter the gravity field.

...Gravity variations are measured using the geoid, which is similar to sea-level. The geoid is a hypothetical "surface" around the Earth at which the planet's gravitational pull is the same everywhere. Over dense areas, the geoid moves away from the real surface, and where gravity is less, the geoid moves closer to the real surface.


6:43 PM

 

Oxyconteens


I hear the kids love that teenage melodrama The O.C. So they are sure to love the teenage pharmadrama I'm shopping to the lower-rent broadcast and cable-only nets, The O.T.C.

The synopsis that has gotten me twenty-six meetings with top programmers in one week? Barely legal teens on barely legal drugs--with a beach nearby.


4:30 PM

Sunday, April 24, 2005
 

One of the Two


Culled from a wayside box of abandoned books:

Raphael's Private Instructions in Genethliacal Astrology (George Engelke The Aries Press, 1935--Limited Edition of Five Hundred Copies).

From the introduction:

Robert Cross, the Sixth Raphael, the author of this work, was considered by many prominent astrologers to have been the greatest predictive astrologer of the nineteenth century. Together with his "Horary Astrology" this volume is considered to be one of the two greatest of all his works.

With God in Russia
by Walter J. Ciszek, S.J. and Daniel L. Flaherty, S.J. (A Doubleday Image Book, 1966).

It is subtitled, My twenty-three years as a priest in Soviet Prisons and Labor Camps and in Siberia.

This pristine paperback copy of the book has an autographed inscription by the author:

With prayer
--to-
Sr. Therese Immaculata
Rev. Walter Ciszek, S.J.
20. VIII. 68 n.y.


3:55 PM