Archive for the ‘Die Träume Sind Überhaupt Nicht Frei’ Category

Credere, Obbedire, Combattere

Yeah, yeah, I know. But like they say, sometimes it does rhyme.

Newton’s Sleep and the Marriage of Heaven and Hell

What to do about Facebook? Teaching fifth-graders to code doesn’t seem like the right answer. Teaching them William Blake might be….

The Laws of Physics, the Limits of Desire

A couple of years ago, a friend of mine who’s relied on me off and on for thirty years for tech advice, came to me with a complaint that his iPhone 6 — then barely two years old, out of warranty, but a month or so short of being off contract — was shutting down […]

Die Amis haben unser Unterbewusstsein kolonisiert*

*The Yanks have colonized our subconscious (A quote from Wim Wenders’ film Im Lauf der Zeit) Well, you may be old now, I told myself at sixty, but at least you haven’t started reading obituaries. Now that I’m past seventy, I know damned well that it doesn’t matter whether we read them or not. We have Twitter, we […]

Teddy Bears’ Picnic

If you go down in the woods today, you better not go alone. It’s lovely down in the woods today, but safer to stay at home…. Courtesy of Furrious Leader (a Wookie amongst the Ewoks, as he never tires of reminding us):