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 […]
“Les Miz”, a powerful call. “Do you hear the people sing?”
“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 […]
2006-11-07 (14) How good are fine words when CropLife is on the PMRA Advisory Council?
—–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 […]
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 […]
TIME is an ILLUSION said EINSTEIN – (the space-time continuum) (10.5 minute video)
With thanks to Dan: Time is one of the most difficult properties of the universe to understand. . . . I often contemplate how my life has unfolded and some of the events and people that came my way at seemingly exactly the right time. I know I’m not smart enough to have put […]
2018-02-13 About Summits. Cost, # Police, # Protesters, # Arrests & WHY? G7 Summit, Charlevoix, Quebec, June 8-9, 2018.
The G7 Summit is in Charlevoix, Quebec, June 8-9, 2018. https://g7.gc.ca/en/ Canada tops the list with the Toronto G20 Summit, 2010. Canadians coughed up $1.1 billion dollars to pay for happenings in Toronto and Huntsville, June 25 to 27. Canadians are so hospitable. Do you know how much each one of us contributed? And we’ve […]
2018-02-13 Seeing Allred, movie
With thanks to Janet M, I watched the movie. And used it in reply to Mellisa, re “Strategies”, see below. JANET WRITES: . . . To my shame, I had never heard of this woman. Who btw, is an old pal, I guess, of Gloria Steinem. Who appears several times in the documentary. Lawyer. […]
2018-02-04 Lou writes: Sri Eawaran’s February 4, copied from my very old “Words To Live By”
Lou writes: Sandra, thinking of why you do what you do,,, your activism .. your blog Here is Sri Eawaran’s February 4, copied from my very old Words To Live By – “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the whole.” John Donne […]
2018-01-10 Powerful press conference! New York City is divesting from fossil fuels AND suing 5 big oil and gas companies.
You can watch the full announcement from the NYC Mayor here. Incredibly good and courageous speeches. If you steer clear of facebook, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gawx1DoVGI8 See the action item for Canadians near the bottom. From 350.org: New York just added $200 billion — including tens of millions invested in companies operating in the tar […]
Children are moulded, “The Golden Notebook”, Doris Lessing
You will handle the following in your own good way! In “The Golden Notebook“, author Doris Lessing writes: “The other thing taught from the start is to distrust one’s own judgement. Children are taught submission to authority, how to search for other people’s opinions and decisions, and how to quote and comply. As in […]