Morning Ritual

“Every morning, between 8 and 8:30, an elderly couple take their morning walk, he in the same lightweight gray suit, she in layers of bright colorful wrappings; he in the lead, she always walking at least four feet back. Always crossing the road in the exact same spot, never speaking.” Shelley “Bb” —Morning RitualBurningbird) An interesting little observation of human nature.

Krispy Kreme: The Doughnuts That Keep on Giving

“Say these two words to the next person you see: ‘Krispy Kreme.’ They’ll respond one of two ways. You might get a blank and puzzled stare…Or they’ll smile and start telling you a story about when they last had one of nature’s most divine foods: the hot glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut.” Stewart Deck —Krispy Kreme: The Doughnuts That Keep on

PageRank: Google's Original Sin

“On June 27, 2002, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission issued guidelines that recommended that any ranking results influenced by payment, rather than by impartial and objective relevance criteria, ought to be clearly labeled as such in the interests of consumer protection. It appears, then, that any algorithm such as PageRank, that can reasonably pretend to be objective, will remain an important aspect of web searching for the foreseeable future. ”…

Socratic Argument Clinic

“Well, I am certainly wiser than this man. It is only too likely that neither of us has any knowledge to boast of, but he thinks that he knows something which he does not know, whereas I am quite conscious of my ignorance. At any rate it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think that I know what I do…


“I PROPOSE to treat of Poetry in itself and of its various kinds, noting the essential quality of each, to inquire into the structure of the plot as requisite to a good poem; into the number and nature of the parts of which a poem is composed; and similarly into whatever else falls within the same inquiry. ” Aristotlle —