Apr 082019

 If you are short of time,  scroll down to the coloured text.   Since the death of Alexandre Grothendieck in November 2014, there have been a number of books and articles about this enigmatic man who earned a reputation as “the greatest pure mathematician of the twentieth century”.   Grothendieck invented ways of thinking that were highly […]

Aug 222018
2018-08-22  Change the world, not yourself, or how Arendt called out Thoreau  - -  from Aeon.  By  Katie Fitzpatrick

ALSO  ARENDT: Hannah Arendt, Crises of the Republic: Civil Disobedience, On Violence, and Thoughts on Politics and Revolution 2011-12-23 The Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt. Freedom. “The new” versus certainty (action versus behaviour).  2012-04-15 Figure me out. Figure you out. Salvation is coming. With help from Hannah Arendt. Hannah Arendt’s teachings and Uncompromising Photos Expose Juvenile […]

Jun 072018

The Man Who Knew Infinity  (book Robert Kanigel 1991 and movie 2015). The story of real-life mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan,  who, after growing up poor in Madras, India, earns admittance to Cambridge University during World War I, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories working with his professor, G. H. Hardy. Hardy and Ramanujan had highly contrasting […]

May 282018

“Do You Hear the People Sing?” – – – – – – – – – – – – – You might take a few minutes for  2011-05-11   Revolution, song and youtube by Coco Love Alcorn (young Canadian), closely related. – – – – – – – – – – – – – BELOW: the lyrics […]

May 172018

—–Original Message—– From: Sandra Finley Subject: (14) How good are fine words when CropLife is on the PMRA Advisory Council?   The longer that things go unsaid, the more unsayable they become.   A woman on the steps of the Community Hall in my hometown launched into an enthusiastic conversation.  I was sure she would […]

Apr 062018
2018-04-05  New book, "Why Young Men".   Compelling interview, author Jamil Jivani, CBC The Current

  The young author in this interview is profound. RECOMMEND:   Go to the URL.  Below is a back-up copy (there are a couple of missing audio links).  http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/we-re-competing-with-extremists-for-our-young-people-s-futures-says-author-who-escaped-gang-culture-1.4606013 Jamil Jivani’s new book looks at the alienation that can lead to young people becoming radicalized. (Wim Van Cappellen/Harper Collins Canada) We’re competing with extremists for our […]