Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Crazy Promises ...

For better, for worse, forever. Marriage is a crazy promise, triply so the third time around. But Clancy Martin is fully aware of the power of self-deception...Crazy Promises

Yes, you might have your heart broken; yes, the whole thing might be an impossible joke, a game with outrageous odds; yes, you might have failed at it twice before, and there’s no guarantee—just the opposite, really—that the third time’s the charm. Life is risky; love, riskier still; marriage might be riskiest of all. But to choose to be married is, contra Montaigne, a paradoxical expression of one’s freedom. It’s not the only game in town, but it’s one helluva good game.
Critics scoff, as do scholars, feminists, and multiculturalists, but the dream of the. Great Bohemian Novel refuses to die....Bohemian Morava

The Voynich Manuscript
 has seduced linguists, physicists, chemists, computer scientists, historians, even botanists. What explains the allure?... Iron curtains and it's scripts

HERE IS WHAT is known about the Voynich manuscript, a mysterious document that has bedeviled scholars and top cryptographers for more than a century: It consists of 246 pages of handwritten script and illustrations. It was discovered in an Italian monastery by a Slavic Lithuanian bookseller named Wilfrid Voynich in 1912...