I must first start out here by saying that I am not a gardener. I grew up deep in the country but had nobody to tell me the names of the various plants around except for those of three or four varieties of trees. Today, I can definitely distinguish a specimen of any species of moss from a sunflower, and both of those from a California redwood. I actually do know a few more species […]
Today (June 23, 2010) would have been Alan Turing’s 98th birthday—if he had not died in 1954, at the age of 41. via Wolfram|Alpha Blog : Happy Birthday, Alan Turing.
I could be wrong, but…
I am still happily overwhelmed by Peter and Betsy’s official engagement, and am starting to be bewildered by all of what I assume are the traditional worries of a mother-in-law, like “Oh my gawd, how do you plan a wedding, anyway?” Then I remember, with relief, that it’s not the groom’s family that organizes the wedding. One thing that I remember from the time of my own engagement, lo those many years ago into the […]
Congratulations for my son and his brand-new fiancée, Betsy! No details yet to share with anyone, but Peter and Betsy are probably the only two people who are happier about it than we are.
Sushi lunch at the corner of 15th and Pearl. Almost-eaten Philadelphia roll Water Scent of spilled beer (not mine) in the shade
“We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,” he says. via Stephen Hawking: Broadcasting to aliens may be ‘too risky’ – USATODAY.com.