Nota Bene #119: Think! It Ain't Illegal Yet

“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!

“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to steal legally rather than illegally.” Who said it? Continue reading

Nota Bene #96: Saturn's Hexagon and the Bulava Spiral

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” Continue reading

VerseDay: Poetry as acts of the mind….

Most American students have been confronted with this famous poem by William Carlos Williams at some point in their academic careers:

so much depends
upon

a red wheel
barrow

glazed with rain
water

beside the white
chickens.

The simplicity of this poem belies its complexity. As most students have learned to their disbelief, disgruntlement, and dismay, this poem is about much more than wheelbarrows, chickens, and rain water. It’s a poem (perhaps) about “reality” – and what “reality” is. It’s a poem about (to paraphrase Whitman, I hear America cringing) – ideas….. Continue reading