Debugging The Gender Gap

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atomjust watched a beautiful mind. russell crowe’s character certainly thought that imaginary things were real. but just because you can see things doesn’t make them real, nor not seeing things make them imaginary. take atoms for example. can’t see them, but *something* makes our lights glow. yeah, take science. or religion. or literature. or politics, especially south of the border. fiction or real?

'Star Trek - The Next Generation' - 'Ship in a Bottle'in the star trek ‘ship in a bottle‘ episode, the computer creates sherlock holmes’ arch-nemesis, professor moriarty (pictured), who takes over the enterprise. his nineteenth-century view of the world is like a ship in a bottle (hence the name of the episode)–self-contained. so is mine. and probably yours. is there any way out (apart from drinking or taking drugs or from death)? is there a truer view of the way things are, really are, or is this it? makes you wonder. well at least it makes *me* wonder. so, what is real?

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count basie youngJazz24.org’s top one hundred tracks.

#83. Count Basie (1904-1984), One O’Clock Jump.

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joni and herbieJoni Mitchell (1943) & Herbie Hancock (1940), Hana.
Hana steps out of a storm
Into a stranger’s warm, but hard-up kitchen
She sees what must be done
She takes off her coat and rolls up her sleeves
And starts pitchin’ in

jazz paintingThomas Hardin Trio, ‘The Little Fugue’, Bach (1685-1750), BWV 578.

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bach2Bach, French Suites, BWV 812-817, with the well-known Gigue.

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ScarlattiScarlatti (1685-1757), Selected Sonatas (tx, bb).

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Monday, 2016 March 14

natan obed, the agenda--screencap by pklwatched the agenda (voicing true north–interview with natan obed [pictured], the new president of inuit tapiriit kanatami [who made headlines calling for edmonton’s CFL franchise to change its name]) and a cook abroad (tony singh’s india).

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albert-einsteinBorn this day: ‘The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth.’–Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

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Tuesday, 2016 March 15

Karin-Bergoo at loomKarin Bergöö Larson (1859-1928). After her death, her work influenced IKEA and thus the world.

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karin bergoo 01karin bergoo 03karin bergoo 05.

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Wednesday, 2016 March 16

abmsplash_01watched the agenda (dog ownership, the second-hand economy, preventing danger) and the end of a beautiful mind.

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Thursday, 2016 March 17

nash weddingSPOILER ALERT! Found things not mentioned in the film about John (1928-2015) and Alicia (1933-2015) Nash: he had a baby with another woman before he married Alicia, who aspired to be the next Marie Curie; however, she gave up her career when he john-and-alicia-nash oldbegan showing signs of schizophrenia. They divorced in 1963. John was in and out of hospitals throughout the ’60s. They remarried in 2000, and they died in car crash in 2015.

Friday, 2016 March 18

birthday dinner at the explorer’s cafeexplorers-logo.

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Saturday, 2016 March 19

honore-de-balzac1It was on this day in 1842 that Honoré de Balzac’s play Les Ressources de Quinola opened…. [Balzac] started a rumor that tickets for the play were completely sold out, assuming that people would turn out en masse to see what all the excitement was about. Instead, assuming that they couldn’t get tickets, no one came, and the theater was almost empty for opening night.’

Scarlattis to tor. bb and i discussed many things, including the music of scarlatti (1685-1757).

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Sunday, 2016 March 20

CODEkaren made pancakes for breakfast and brought over an organic sweet potato for supper. watched passionate eye (CODE: debugging the gender gap), sacred rivers (the nile), and the story of egypt (zenith).

barbara crooker

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For A Friend Lying In Intensive Care Waiting For Her White Blood Cells To Rejuvenate After A Bone Marrow Transplant
by Barbara Crooker

The jonquils. They come back. They split the earth with
      their green swords, bearing cups of light.
The forsythia comes back, spraying its thin whips with
      blossom, one loud yellow shout.
The robins. They come back. They pull the sun on the
      silver thread of their song.
The irises come back. They dance in the soft air in silken
      gowns of midnight blue.
The lilacs come back. They trail their perfume like a scarf
      of violet chiffon.
And the leaves come back, on every tree and bush, millions
      and millions of small green hands applauding your return.

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