Some time back, one of my sons requested that I make available to him (and by proxy, the family) Beethoven’s Violin Concerto because he recalled me having played it (or a portion thereof) in the past and he remembered wanting to hear more of it. Recently, in attempting to fulfill that request, while doing some […]
Loving one’s family is no hallmark of righteousness.
In doing some thinking/reading this early (2 AM) morning about Max Müller’s repudiation of Darwin’s hypothesis about the mind of man (Lectures on Darwin’s Philosophy of Language – Max Müller), I wondered whether the linguist Noam Chomsky had been influenced by him and/or commented on him or his work. In doing so, I came across […]
Recently, I read the book We Were Soldiers Once…and Young by Hal Moore and Joe Galloway. In attempting to gather additional information about Hal Moore the man (as opposed to what is presented in the book), I found out that he was a devout Catholic. In an interview with Raymond Arroyo circa 2009, he stated […]
The car rockets down the track as if on rails, precise, controlled, purposeful. The balancing act between not succumbing to the prosaic in the name of safety, and embracing the chaotic in the name of a win is masterfully executed. Then, the film slows down. The car, unhinged from precision, control, and purpose, leaves the […]