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Friday, February 22, 2013

Recent links: writing/research.

From Daily Writing Tips, prone versus supine.

The kind of water in tropical rivers.  Really cool.  I didn't know "white-water" applied in this manner!

Death by bleeding delayed, per the author of Murder and Mayhem... which is written by a doctor.  Looks like a really good book about medical and forensic questions.  I was quite taken by the answer.

An analysis of Jurassic Park, mainly the dinosaurs.

Types of collisions.  Isn't it cool when you realize you know something, but you just didn't know the terms?

Being a Preposition.  I plan to go back and read all of this later; fairly certain that I saw this on Twitter.

And now I can close some of my legions of screens! 8D

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Common sense...

"Perhaps the old saying is true and it is not possible to love and be wise. When you are as devoted to anyone... I expect you cease to be sane about the matter."

"Sane," said Searle sharply.  

"Yes; things lose their proper proportions.  Which, I take it, is a loss of sanity."

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

A sense of proportion.

"Well, I take it that you commit murder because you are one-idea'd.  Or have become one-idea'd.  As long as you have a variety of interests you can't care about any one of them to the point of murder.  It is when you have all your eggs in the same basket, or only one egg left in the basket, that you lose your sense of proportion.  Do I make myself clear, Inspector Grant?"


From Josphine Tey's To Love and Be Wise.

Nice way to put it... that extremely narrow view that is obsession.