Month: February 2002

cutting edge (after all these) years.

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i’m listening to the vangelis “blade runner” soundtrack. it was a great day when this was released. it used to be, for something like 10 years after the film was released, that the actual vangelis soundtrack was unavailable. there was a knock-off soundtrack available, by some “pop” strings group. but afterall i wanted the real music. and finally in the mid-90’s they released the thing. it’s a wonderful record. i’ve listened to some of vangelis’ […]

dream myself alive.

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i went to some meetings this evening, then headed to the wine shop to do some shopping. my older colleagues tend to buy a case at a time, but i walked out with three bottles in tow — a cabernet, a merlot, and a riesling. one of the advantages to living in a university town is having a lot of wine shops to choose from. i recently found out that a old friend is working […]

one true path.

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i’ve been deep in thought this week. a lot has been on my mind. i’ve been searching for insight, and sometimes insight takes its time to come. things came to a head late in the week. friday morning, i was pushing at the doors — knocking them, kicking at them — trying to unwind the knot in my thoughts. but i left my cares aside. i thought of other things — i thought of travel […]

simplicity is the essence.

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i started reading “a beautiful mind” by sylvia nasar this weekend. i’m about 100 pages into it, and it’s positively fascinating — a wonderful book thus far. it’s a biography of the mathematician john nash. he won the nobel prize for his theories in 1994. he is also a sufferer of schizophrenia. perhaps you’ve seen the recent movie of the same name? someone told me the super bowl was this weekend. ha! that’s a laugh. […]