Saturday, October 5, 2013
mexican hat trick
I’d have to agree, 3 outa 3.
"Fast, cheap and memorably good."
Friday, October 4, 2013
Sanjō Ōhashi (三条大橋) or “The Sanjo Bridge”,
spans the Kamo River in Kyoto as it finds its way to the sea.
Kyoto is so old historians don’t actually know when the first bridge was built in this location.
Sanjo Bridge in the 1830’s
Kyoto has records of a repair in 1590.
So it was already old by then.
This bridge is renowned in Kyoto for still displaying original giboshi (擬宝珠), the onion-shaped copper tops on the posts.
This current version of Sanjō Ōhashi was built in 1950.
It has also been repaired several times.
Note the inset wooden patch.
Japanese shinto believes that man, our spirit and the natural aspects of our lives-- like rivers-- exist together as one.
If something stands in your way, build a bridge.
and have a great weekend.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
there are no new ideas
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
tempus edax rerum
“Drink in your summer, gather your corn."
"The dreams of the night time will vanish by dawn."
"And time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me."
"Time waits for no one, and it won't wait for me.”
Monday, September 30, 2013
losing her faculties
Bronx Science, founded in 1938, is the #2 school in New York City.
It has placed 132 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, more than any high school in the country.
No fewer than seven alumni have won the Nobel Prize.
Six more have won the Pulitzer.
But in recent years, Bronx Science has had its problems.
Teachers were leaving after a failed attempt to wrest control from Principal Valerie Reidy.
She’s been in charge since 2001, but fierce clashes with the United Federation of Teachers Union led to accusations of an overly critical administration.
So who is the #1 school in NYC?
But Bronx Science comes out on top in categories like graduation rate, college ready rate and college enrollment rate, all #1.
We do okay here in duh Bronx.
And Principal Reidy? Don’t feel too bad for her.
According to the New York Times she’ll net more money in retirement than she did working full time at $150,926 a year.