Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Painting the News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 7:35 PM

"His paintings weren’t a kind of art.
They seemed to present themselves as
art in essence, immaculately conceived.
They made me feel, precisely, dumb,
with nothing to say."

— Peter Schjeldahl today on the late
    Ellsworth Kelly

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul  continues 

 "He must know somethin',
   but don't say nothin'."

Friday, November 10, 2006

Friday November 10, 2006

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:31 PM


On this date:

In 1871, journalist-explorer Henry M. Stanley found Scottish missionary David Livingstone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tanganyika in central Africa.

— AP “Today in History,” Nov. 10

Related material:

The history
of Princeton’s
Witherspoon Street
Presbyterian Church

1 Peter 2, on the
“living stone.”
NIV Bible

“Counter-change is
sometimes known as
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul.”
 — Helen Kelley Patchwork

Paul Robeson in
King Solomon’s


See also Wednesday’s
Grave Matters.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tuesday October 24, 2006

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 2:02 AM

Robbing Peter
to Pay Paul

Serious Numbers:

PA lottery Oct. 23, 2006

"Paul must not have been
talking about time
in a linear way."

— Sermon at Nassau Church,
Princeton, New Jersey,
Christmas Eve, 2004

Related material:


Saturday, November 1, 2003

Saturday November 1, 2003

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 1:05 PM

Symmetry in Diamond Theory:
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul

"Groups arise in most areas of pure and applied mathematics, usually as a set of operators or transformations of some structure. The appearance of a group generally reflects some kind of symmetry in the object under study, and such symmetry may be considered one of the fundamental notions of mathematics."

Peter Webb

"Counter-change is sometimes known as Robbing Peter to Pay Paul."

Helen Kelley Patchwork

Paul Robeson in
King Solomon's


For a look at the Soviet approach
to counterchange symmetry, see

The Kishinev School of Discrete Geometry.

The larger cultural context:

See War of Ideas (Oct. 24),
The Hunt for Red October (Oct. 25),
On the Left (Oct. 25), and
ART WARS for Trotsky's Birthday (Oct. 26).

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