Sunday, May 9, 2010

For Miss Prothero (and Dylan Thomas)

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 4:23 AM


The Ninth Gate

Friday’s post “Religion at Harvard” continues…

Image-- List of nine religions in the chapters of Prothero's 'God is Not One'

This list may be of some use to
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, who, like Prothero,
spoke recently at Harvard Book Store.

See also Rosalind Krauss on Grids,
An Education, and Plan 9 from Outer Space.

Readers more advanced than Harvard audiences
may wish to compare yesterday’s linked-to story
Loo Ree” with the works of Alison Lurie
in particular, Imaginary Friends and Familiar Spirits.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Empty Chair at B.U.*

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 8:00 PM

Below: A New York Times  "Fashion Week: Immerse Yourself" ad
with obituary of former Boston University president John Silber—
"a philosopher by training but a fighter by instinct"—

IMAGE- NY Times obit of former B.U. president with ad-- 'Fashion Week: Immerse Yourself.'

"I can't do that to myself ." — Clint Eastwood

* See a Sept. 1st CNN piece by Boston University
   religion scholar Stephen Prothero
  "Give Me Bali's Empty Chair over Eastwood's"—

  See also Prothero in this journal.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Something to Read

Filed under: General,Geometry — m759 @ 1:00 PM


Eric M. Friedlander, President of the
American Mathematical Society (AMS),
in the March 2011 AMS Notices 

"I think the best thing the AMS does by far is the Notices .
It could easily be in all doctors’ and dentists’ offices."

Notices : "Really?"

Friedlander: "It could be."

Related material from this journal:

Olivier as Dr. Christian Szell

The icosahedron (a source of duads and synthemes)

Is it safe?"

 Annals of Art Education: 
     Geometry and Death

Friday, May 7, 2010

Religion at Harvard —

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 4:01 PM

The Unreliable Narrator Meets the Unreliable Reader

The Unreliable Narrator meets The Unreliable Reader
Aaron Diaz at Dresden Codak

Comment by John Farrier on a list of 42 contrived plot devices
"My favorite is the Unreliable Reader — a counterpart to the Unreliable Narrator."

Vladimir Nabokov — "Examples are the stained-glass windows of knowledge."

  • Harvard Registrar's Office
    2010 Spring Reading Period Ends–  May 6 (Th).
  • Press release about a Harvard Square event at 7 PM Thursday —

    "Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome religion scholar and bestselling author STEPHEN PROTHERO for a conversation about his new book, God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World—And Why Their Differences Matter." ….

    Prothero's book avoids "the naive equating of them all as merely different paths to the same summit."

  • Harvard Crimson photo caption today —

    "Religion scholar and bestselling author Stephen Prothero speaks at the Harvard Book Store last night about his new book 'God Is Not One' in which he seeks to demonstrate how differences in paths leading to the same destination can enrich, not prevent, dialogue and cooperation."

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