One has just been sent out as a biblical dove, has found nothing green, and slips back
into the darkness of the ark -- Kafka

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Greenbelt Progress (10.14.17)


Morning at USC

Hadn't been there in years (other than around the somewhat scary perimeter). Last year I went to UCLA (one of my alma maters), this year USC. Took some of the seniors from school.





Night at the Lagoon


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Long Beach Marathon (2017), the Halloween Guy, and Mr. Dwight Egret








Not Much of a Review: "Blade Runner 2049"

The offbeat, dystopic view of LA was there, but the story wasn't. Besides being too long (the wife's input), the storyline really seemed to suffer. Perhaps it needed a Ridley Scott or Philip K. Dick.

What do I know ...

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Harvest Moon 2017 (A Bit Late)

Perhaps not all that I was hoping for, but still an event. As someone once said: Anything to get you out of the house. Anyway, Charlie enjoyed the walk (though he doesn't look up), a circle of ladies enjoyed Charlie, and we caught a few nocturnal swimmers doing their thing (both of the human and bioluminescent variety).


Sunday, October 1, 2017

From Bernhard's "Extinction"

Certainly one of his longest. And work keeps me from everything. Still, sticking with it. There are gems and precious stones from time to time.


The majority is not necessarily in tune with the times just because it’s the majority, I thought, though this too is a common belief that is often acted upon, to the detriment of the times. A minority may also be in tune with the times, often more in tune than the majority; even an individual may be more in tune with the times than the majority, indeed more so than everybody else. The majority has always brought misfortune, I thought, and even today we have the majority to thank for most of our ills. The minority and the individual are crushed by the majority because they are more in tune with the times and act accordingly. Ideas that are in tune with the times are always out of tune with them, I thought, for such ideas are always ahead of the times if t hey are truly in tune with them. Hence whatever is in tune with the times is in reality out of tune with them, I thought.