Another Dark Little Corner
Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.
There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought. Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]
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Preditors and Editors
Everything you wanted to know about literary agents
On the getting of agents
(and my Wish List)
second person, singular (at blogspot)
Interesting thoughts & writing. Spare but attractive format.
Saturday, March 13, 2004
Life vs. death.
Life vs. physics.
Trees grow tall against gravity. Cells and organisms alter to prevent disease and damage to themselves. Humans build, create against the flow of the earth. Physics craves neutrality. The waves eventually beat the shore into a straight line. Everything erodes. Atoms decay. Life defies physics.
Sunday, March 07, 2004
Earth needs water to nourish itself.
Earth needs air to nourish itself.
Fire needs water to control itself.
Fire needs earth to nourish itself.
Fire needs air to nourish itself.
Water needs earth to control itself.
Water needs air to change itself.
Water needs fire to change itself.
Air needs water to define itself.
Air needs earth to define itself.
Air needs fire to define itself.
Monday, February 2, 2004
So grand was his motorized steed
The loud exhibition of speed
Brought cops and tow truck
And that sorta sucked
When car keys he had to concede.
4:12 p.m. A society that worships cars so much that homes are made with a special room for them offers no similar quarter to musicians. They’re not even allowed to use the garage for long, and it doesn’t even matter that they might someday manufacture noise suitable for playback through a car stereo - hell, computers can do that these days.
Japan Seeks Robotic Help in Caring for the Aged
By James Brooke, the New York Times
March 5, 2004
(FOREIGN DESK | March 5, 2004, Friday
Machida Journal; Japan Seeks Robotic Help in Caring for the Aged
By JAMES BROOKE (NYT) 962 words
Late Edition - Final , Section A , Page 1 , Column 2 [This NYT page is archived, only abstract is free, so have given alternative link.])
MACHIDA, Japan- With an electronic whir, the machine released a dollop of "peach body shampoo," a kind of body wash. Then, as the cleansing bubbling action kicked in, Toshiko Shibahara, 89, settled back to enjoy the wash and soak cycle of her nursing home's new human washing machine.
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