He noted that their inability to stop the well “scares everybody” but is...– The Oil Drum | The BP Deepwater Oil Spill - LMRP Attempt Continued and Sunday’s Open Thread
They had, however, determined that the majority of the pressure restrictions to...– The Oil Drum | The BP Deepwater Oil Spill - LMRP Attempt Continued and Sunday’s Open Thread
If the leak is coming up through the remnants of the drill pipe then life is...– The Oil Drum | The BP Deepwater Oil Spill - Why Top Kill May Have Failed and Tonight’s Open Thread
Now, the last movement, there was, again, an idea for that had been running...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood, page 4
Some years ago, I wrote a piece for steel band. I was judge of the bi-annual...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood, page 3
You can tell how large a composer/pianist’s hand is. Mozart could make an...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood, page 3
Now, another old friend some years ago listened to one of my very early atonal...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood, page 2
You can see the structure. You can see the way the form is interrelated with the...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood, page 2
I started piano when I was 4 years old and had perfect pitch immediately. I...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood, page 2
There are periods in music history where there’s a surprising unanimity of...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood
I find it much more stimulating and amusing to write in an old-fashioned idiom,...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood
In any event, after the microtonal etudes, I got an idea that the one that was...– Free classical music | Easley Blackwood
ScriptShadow: Splice →
Isn’t this a Garth Marenghi novel?
Latin American leaders have discovered that, by packaging ever-longer lists of...– Wiki-Constitutionalism | The New Republic By the time it was replaced in 1974 the 1921 constitution of Louisiana had been amended over 500 times. The present constitution has been amended over 150 times.
This is a phenomenon I call “Wiki-constitutionalism.” In Latin...– Wiki-Constitutionalism | The New Republic Louisiana has had 11 constitutions.
English Russia » Russian Lord of the Rings →
Illustrated Russian version of the Hobbit.
It pisses me off that Othello always played by blacks, taking away the one great...– Can You Whitewash (Potentially) White People? | The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Novel. First part: soccer match. Second part: bullfight.– excerpt from Camus’ Notebook VII. Currently attempting to write a poem based on this. It’s not going super well. But I have high hopes. (via ewilcox) One might mention that the bullfight is a team sport on the one side: the matador is part of a team, along with the banderillos and picadores.
Talking About Tibet: An Open Dialogue Between... →
Might I suggest, then, in light of these examples, that if someone, someday,...– BLDGBLOG: Berthier’s Door
Neil Gaiman: Ray Bradbury made me want to write -... →
I shamelessly revere Bradbury and call a friend anyone else who does.
60 Rules →
Monograms & ciphers : Turbayne, A. A. (Albert... →
A Canticle →
A Smoking Gun in BP's Deep Horizon Mess? →
mattlehrer: BP contracted Schlumberger (SLB) to run the Cement Bond Log (CBL) test that was the final test on the plug that was skipped. The people testifying have been very coy about mentioning this, and you’ll see why. SLB is an extremely highly regarded (and incredibly expensive) service company. They place a high standard on safety and train their workers to shut down unsafe operations. ...
Certainly we have always expected the satisfaction of resolution and revelation...– Television - As ‘Lost’ Ends on ABC, Mythology Trumps Mystery - NYTimes.com I understand what you’re saying here, but really, Charles Dickens? Author of serial novels? Whose massive fanbase heavily influenced the development and outcome of his novels? Wrong example. Worst possible...
Mysterious ball lightning may be brain illusion →