Yearly Archives: 2011

Maintenance, our human flaw and a dreamed of plugin

икони на светци “Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” – Kurt Vonnegut Today has driven home to me Kurt Vonnegut’s quote regarding maintenance. He is right. I’m guilty … Continue reading

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Marquez and his Melancholy Whores

(Review of Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.) When I first read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Memories of My Melancholy Whores (translated by Edith Grossman), a novella published in English in 2005, I did not like it. I’ve … Continue reading

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You need poetry in your posts

What the world really needs is poetry in posts. Seriously. Keep in mind, when we use the word poetry we usually mean it in one of two ways. There is the very technical use when we are talking about something … Continue reading

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Jack Layton and an end to dogma

Canada’s Jack Layton, leader of the New Democratic Party, passed away yesterday and there was a huge upswell of grief and commiseration expressed. In all the remembrances of the man and in all the accolades sent his way, it’s worth … Continue reading

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Passion without a harness

иконографияikoniWe hear and read all the time about how we have to be passionate about what we do and, yes, we do. It’s hard to generate enthusiasm in others if we don’t feel passion and it is also hard to … Continue reading

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