2010-10-18

Youtube - The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)



Interesting, but, it is a mish-mash of different vignettes -- it was hard to recognize Verne plot lines(if any)

2010-10-17

Napier's bones

Here's some explanation(s):
Napier's bones - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Napier's Bones -- from Wolfram MathWorld
...a Java applet to try:
http://www.cut-the-knot.org/blue/Napier.shtml
...Google images:


2010-10-16

Purgatorio XVIII

Google ~ Purgatorio XVIII

"Faster! faster! let no time be lost
Through little love," the rest who followed cried,
105 "So zeal for good may make grace green again."

"Oh, do not let us wait to be just or pitiful or demonstrative toward those we love until they or we are struck down by illness or threatened with death! Life is short and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to love, make haste to be kind!"
-Henri-Frédéric Amiel

Sloth: ...In fact it was first called the sin of sadness. It had been in the early years of Christianity characterized by what modern writers would now describe as melancholy: apathy, depression, and joylessness...

2010-10-11

/BBC-BR-10-11~Best Verses

http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/search/?q=Jer29.11-14a%3BEcc8.14%3BJoh4.14%3BJam5.8-9%3B

Jer29:11-14 Our fortune and times are in God's hands. Setting our hearts on knowing him and finding him is the best plan.

Ecc8.14 Joy in life. "La joie de vivre"(not the Zola novel).

Joh4.14 God let your Water's flow in our hearts.

Jam5.8 God turn our hearts like the compass needle...

2010-10-09

OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole

Amaaazingly beautiful...

OFFICIAL Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole - "What A Wonderful World" Video

This is a really beautiful rendition of the song. It's worth watching also for images of "IZ" and Hawaii...

http://bit.ly/Google_Purgatorio_XIII

http://bit.ly/Google_Purgatorio_XIII

The theology may be medieval -- but, the idea of the "healing of the soul" and it's associated symbols and images are deeply moving. I recently watched the BBC production of the Tempest made back in the 1980's -- there seem to be many parallels -- the island as backdrop, the spirits and island noises, the righting of wrongs...

http://bit.ly/Divine_Comedy_at_ELF



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