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hovering between the quest for absolute truth and the pursuit of utter nonsense
gloss, n.
  1. A brief explanatory note usually inserted in the margin or between lines of a text.
  2. An extensive commentary, often accompanying a text or publication.
  3. A purposefully misleading interpretation or explanation.
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"The limits of my language means the limits of my world."
-Ludwig Wittgenstein
"An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it."
-Mahatma Gandhi
Segal's Law:
A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.
"Well, art is art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And East is East and West is West and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste more like prunes than a rhubarb does. Now, uh... Now you tell me what you know."
-Groucho Marx

~ Sunday, May 08, 2005 ~

My apartment complex has a large courtyard surrounded on three sides by buildings. The fourth side is opened to the street. The courtyard is basically one giant lawn divided up by concrete paths leading from the street to the various buildings, and there are two children who regularly ride their bikes around the paths. I'm on the fourth floor, but these children--especially the girl--has a powerful pair of lungs, and when I'm working at my computer I get to hear every one of her little announcements, her bossy remarks to the other kid, her demands on her parents (one of whom is always out there with her), and whatever else she shouts out for the benefit of the rest of the apartment-dwellers. This is what I overheard this morning.

Kid: Mommy!
Kid: Moooooommy!!
Mom (peevishly): What?
Kid: I love you!

Current Music: Noah Built the Ark (Talitha's version) (in my head)

~ prattled by Miriam at 11:38 a.m. [+]

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The song "Memories", from Cats, is raging through my head. It's a nice rage, warm and loving. Thank you for sharing something that, on the surface, appears trivial, but is actually extremely meaningful. There was an empty chair last night: yours. Now "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again", from Phantom, has pushed "Memories" aside, and is demanding center stage.
It's always funny when someone's annoyed with someone when they're about to say something nice. Really makes you feel stupid when you're on the annoyed person end. :)
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