Monthly Archives: December 2018

Success or Failure: a Matter of Degree

Winners and Losers It was a strange dream, last night, even by my own standards: I kept seeing two outcomes for a potential ‘success’ story. In the first instance, it was obvious that what was supposed to happen, didn’t. In … Continue reading

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Is It Just a Handshake?

Or an Exchange of Energy? We know the drill: upon meeting another person, we’ve been instructed to extend our right hand and offer to shake the other person’s right hand, firmly but kindly. Have you ever wondered why? It took … Continue reading

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Mork Calling Orson…

Come In Orson Yes, I know it’s old and trite now, but a television station in Hamilton, Ontario (CHCH) still runs episodes of Mork and Mindy on a daily basis. And at the end of each program, Mork reports what … Continue reading

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The Peasants are Revolting!

You can say that again Louis the XVI was the King of France in 1789… (as we were taught about the French Revolution). The people were starving because they couldn’t afford bread, so they started to riot. Marie Antoinette was … Continue reading

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The Demiurge in the Digital Age

A Flow Chart? We don’t usually equate the Creator God with a computer programmer, but are they not One and the same? Everything in the known Universe can be broken down into binary code, the ‘on/off’ switch. And everything evolves … Continue reading

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Leonardo da Vinci and the Vitruvian Man

Universal Genius Following on from yesterday’s article about the Golden Ratio, I wish to focus on Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man, today. At the bottom of the original drawing on paper, Leonardo wrote some notes (backwards, mirror-style). Here’s a translation as quoted … Continue reading

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Fibonacci and the Golden Ratio

Pyramid Sales? This is weird. Researching the Fibonacci sequence, I came across this Fibonacci tree image and immediately thought of pyramid selling or Ponzi schemes. The difference, as my wife pointed out, is that the image would ordinarily be inverted. … Continue reading

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