Tao and words
The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are forgotten.
Where can I find a man who has forgotten words? He is the one I would like to talk to.
The Way of Chuang Tzu
The banner photoLooking north: Chesterman Beach, Tofino, BC. See Storm watching.
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Travel and wisdom
It is experience that is the ultimate teacher. That is why wise people travel constantly and test themselves against the flux of circumstance.
A Random Quote/Thought
"You can't run a fire department with the Seven Banana Brothers."
Tag Archives: science fiction
Over each of the next three years, successive volumes of Isaac Asimov’s science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation Trilogy, will reach the 60th anniversary of first publication — Foundation (1951), Foundation and Empire (1952), and Second Foundation (1953). Notwithstanding his much more recent authoring of two sequels, and then two prequels, the Trilogy can’t help but show its age. This is most noticeable with some of the props, for example, the “Transcriber,” a voice-activated device that converts human speech into pen-on-paper writing, with the author required to insert the paper one sheet at a time; and the kitchen-of-tomorrow “nuclear knife” offered by itinerant traders on the galactic periphery.