It's the challenge of the Lions and the Lambs. Shall we watch?
It's time to take care of loose ends. Clear the books, so to speak.
That means to think of how well the year has gone for you. Don't think of any of the bad things. That'll ruin the magic of the season and take all the bubbles out of your New Years Eve champagne.
My year went well. My wife, Karen, is as loving as always. I'm pleased with my progress with my projects Quantaverse, Polar Express, Boring Shipping, and CRIPTC.
Looking forward, I will be more active writing articles and stories for my website. Meanwhile, enjoy the season and Happy Holidays from my family to yours.
More importantly, I hope to see a more positive and sensible governments – worldwide. Where peace is a real word that EVERYONE takes seriously. We, the people of the world, have so much to do than to waste our people, resources and minds on the mere task of surviving the hatred and bigotry that's now engulfing the world.
Let's do more than think peace – let's focus on saving we the people and the world in general. This earth and everything in it is too precious to squander it away.
November brings Gears to mind:
- Switch gears to Standard Time
- Time to gear up for Winter
- What gear do you want for Christmas
But it's also the season for wrenches falling into the gears …
At least for me it aptly begins as DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of The Dead) – my birthdayMom, did you think I was a wrench in the works?
I've lost my first wife, several friends and more than one of my dogs.And, in northern Germany, it used to be called the Gray Month for similar reasons along with it being mostly overcast and, indeed, gray.
But November is also the time to lighten up:
It's the beginning of a very festive season –
DAVID'S BIRTHDAY - I'll be #^%# years old!
ELECTION DAY in America – this day is reserved for voting in our democratic society. If this is so democratic, why do we always think our next elected officials will be crooked? And why is this day olways on a Tuesday where most people need to take time off from their work? … I know why but really don't want to talk about it in the interest of maintaining soemwhat political neutrality on my site. Just a dig: Joe Biden's birthday is in November … "🎼Happy birthday to Joe …"
VEtERANS DAY – AKA ARMISTICE DAY – celebrates the end of The Great War … Hmmm… What was so great about it. It was only one of many severe wars in the 20th Century – And the 21st Century is off to a greater start!
American THANKSGIVING DAY – The Pilgrims in Massachusetts supposedly celebrated the year's successful harvest (in the snow?) and the blessing of their new home (stolen from the indigenous people?) It's crazy to have this on a Thursday when many of us must be bright and shiny the at work the next day. The Canadian Thanksgiving Day is the most realistic as it celebrates the real end of harvest in September – AND on a more realistic Sunday.
The, of course, comes BLACK FRIDAY where you can happily empty your wallet if you don't mind waiting in line to spend it. I wonder if merchants still think of it as a black bottom-line day.
FIBONACCI DAY is also in November. That's g a great day to just curl up in a Fibonacci Sequence inside an empty Nautilus shell and forget about the rest of the world!
How to smoothly adapt the metric system
This is a reflective commentary on America's resistance to adopting the metric system, using Japan's post-war innovation and adaptation as a juxtaposition. It recounts Japan's successful transition to self-sufficiency in various industries, which played a significant role in its rise to become a major economic power. The text suggests that America's reluctance to convert to the metric system, despite the practical benefits demonstrated by other countries, is a form of self-inflicted isolation that limits its competitiveness in the global market.
The author proposes a novel approach to easing the United States into metrication through the use of 'similes' – approximate conversions of imperial measurements to metric ones, which retain the familiarity of the imperial system while bridging the gap to the metric standard. For instance, the author suggests renaming a meter as a "yarder," a quarter meter as a "footer," and a tenth of a footer as an "incher," with the use of a caret (^) to denote these new metric similes.
This adaptation is aimed at simplifying the understanding of metric measurements for those accustomed to the imperial system, possibly mitigating the resistance to change by presenting the metric system in a more relatable format. The author stresses the importance of embracing this change to ensure America does not fall behind in international trade and competitiveness.Read the full Blog
October should be a calming month. The leaves are falling. The fall colors are showing. The fall transition weather should be gentler. We, in the northern hemisphere temperate zone will be bundling up.
Let's hope the feds won't be playing any tricks on us. Let's hope the world's troubles ease up allowing we to enjoy our year's harvests. Let's hope we can enjoy a nice treat at the end of the month instead of a nasty trick.
Talking about trick-playing, it was down to the wire. I'm talking about congress' game of Kick-the-Can which, at the last MOMENT, it was kicked down the time-runway to treat our Thanksgiving Day with this crazy game. I suppose that if Kevin McCarthy keeps his job we may squeak by. But … no guarantees on that.
Who's paying them?
it’s obvious that Putin OWNS the far right throughout the world.
What has he promised besides help to gain power? Is there hidden money behind this? Does Matt Gaetz have a hidden Swiss bank account?
I think Congress should investigate – Put him into the same Hunter Biden investigation.Read the full Blog
As a month that will metamorphose from an unbearable summer into, hopefully, a calming Autumn, September has begun as scheduled. The inhuman summer temperatures here in Coachella Valley has suddenly lowered by as much as ten degrees. Most importantly, the mornings are now below 80 making morning exercise and run bearable.
Let's hope the real world – plus politics – begin to lose its restlessness and succumb to a relaxing autumn atmosphere.
President Carter doesn’t follow any rules.
Mr. Carter as defied rules – and death – many times over his life as a farmer, a US Navy officer, a President, as a lover and savior of people, as a human being! He has a very high Emotinal Intelligence.
Instead of a memorial service he could not attend, Mr. Carter has experienced a living eulogyRead the full Blog
I feel like I provide a breath of fresh air to some people's thinking. But, alas, I find they won't leave their cigar-smoke-filled tavern. This tavern represents the comfortable, familiar confines of their own echo chambers. There, the intoxicating haze of similar opinions and ideas surrounds themRead the full Blog
Can you trust others?
"Welcome to Flight 120. In case of an emergency landing overwater, you will find a flotation device under your seat. Grab it and follow instructions to exit. In case of emergency landing over land, the back of your seat is a parachute. Just tighten your seatbelt. Then grab the upper seat belt straps that will appear. Pull them tightly around your chest. Make sure they are tight. the pilot will automatically release your parachute and you will be ejected prior to the crash, er, emergency landing."Read the full Blog
We humans are too materialistic.
Why do we humans look at life so materialistically?
What is material? Material is nothing but the other side of Einstein's equation for relativity:
"Energy equals Mass (material) times the square of the speed of light"
E = MC2
Our mind provides the energy that puts the mess, er, mass together.
C2 meansRead the full Blog
We're not going anywhere this August. The entire world is way too hot – temperture AND politicature!