The Functional

Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

It worked.  It served its function.

Actually, to be technical about it, it was a functional, not a function. Big distinction. Never mind why.  It’s works.————  ?

Dirac’s Equation

But Why?

What did it imply?  Well, something very profound.  They didn’t want to believe it at first.

“Where is my Dirac?” — Albert Einstein

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You can never go home, again

Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.

It was a comfortable, almost a Tom Sawyer existence.  It seemed to be a much simpler time. Yes, I was young.

It was the 50s.

Well, actually in this particular case, it was played in the innocent 60’s as if it was the 50’s.

He was like those wise, kind, and forgiving fathers of the 50’s.  The time of Ike, who protected and provided for us, hiding the complexities and real dangers of life from us.  TV fathers and mothers of the 50s and 60s.  Providing and Protecting.

Father Knows Best, My Three Sons, The Donna Reed Show, The Rifleman, Leave it to Beaver, Sky King, and … Continue reading

Believe, Believe, Believe

He is controversial.

People can’t stop talking about him.

No, he isn’t a Bad Boy. He isn’t flashy or charming. No, he isn’t even a Naughty Boy. He isn’t argumentative.

He just wins, most of the time.  And works hard.

No, not really, actually  — he works very very very very hard. Incredibly hard.

Yet, he “don’t get no respect” from some quarters — and he certainly doesn’t care whether he does. For he believes he is doing good work.

He remarked after losing badly, “We kept fighting for the entire day: That’s something I’m extremely proud of.”

But, then, they beat the Steelers on his first pass in overtime.

Even Lady Gaga tweets: Thats what the **** a champion looks like.

So why controversial?

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