Monthly Archives: September 2010

Occam’s razor

entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem                  the simplest explanation is usually the correct one William of Ockham

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The early hour

Those who ride the 6:46 AM number 15 Express each morning are creatures of habit.  I am no different.  The faces of the weekday regulars all come silently aboard and take their more or less usual places.   This driver is … Continue reading

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The gods

Di bene fecerunt, inopis me quodque pusilli Finxerunt animi.                The gods have done well in making me a humble and small-spirited fellow. Horace, Sat. I. iv. 17

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The fading

The first of the dwarf red Japanese maples in the garden started turning color last week.  From year to year, I am never sure exactly when to expect it.  By the time I’ve noticed the first one, the brilliant red … Continue reading

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