Monday, 30 March 2009

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Street View!!

Yes! I've been waiting for this day since that day! Got Street Viewed (with Mark)!

Happy Birthday to me!!

(My bike was also "viewed" outside the Barbican.)

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The Hermeneutics of Beekeeping

Divine Inspiration

The Hermeneutic Circle

Bridging the Gap (of Understanding)

[550] [Apollo to Hermes] “But I will tell you another thing,
Son of all-glorious Maia and Zeus who holds the aegis,
Luck-bringing genius of the gods.
There are certain holy ones,
sisters born — three virgins gifted with wings:
their heads are besprinkled with white meal,
and they dwell under a ridge of Parnassus.
These are teachers of divination apart from me,
the art which I practised while yet a boy following herds,
though my father paid no heed to it.
From their home they fly now here, now there,
feeding on honey-comb and bringing all things to pass.
And when they are inspired through eating yellow honey,
they are willing to speak truth;
but if they be deprived of the gods’ sweet food,
then they speak falsely,
as they swarm in and out together.
These, then, I give you;
enquire of them strictly and delight your heart:
and if you should teach any mortal so to do,
often will he hear your response — if he have good fortune.
Take these, Son of Maia, and tend the wild roving,
horned oxen and horses and patient mules.”

(Homeric Hymn IV to Hermes, trans. H. G. Evelyn-White.

(For the lab.)

Friday, 6 March 2009

Is this real life?

I just finished going over this post on Double Happiness, and then went to BBC news to see this:

(click for bigger version)

I don't know what is reality anymore.

Monday, 2 March 2009