Towse: views from the hill

December 29, 2009

I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.

Filed under: photographs,quotation,weather — Tags: , , — Towse @ 12:35 am


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I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full.
– Arthur Ashe

A lone sailboat on the Bay yesterday afternoon. …

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July 10, 2009

I’ve never had a problem with drugs, only with policemen.

Filed under: books,music,people,quotation — Towse @ 1:12 am

Keith Richards.

Jessica Pallington West has a book out, What Would Keith Richards Do? Daily Affirmations From a Rock and Roll Survivor, from whence the title gem came.

Amazon info but no free reads inside the book. Alas.

May 2, 2007

San Francisco values

Filed under: quotation — Tags: , — Towse @ 10:10 pm

Why is it that Republicans are so offended to see two gay men holding hands, but do not have the same moral outrage about two children who are being turned away from the hospital because their parents can’t get health insurance. What about that moral outrage, what about those values?

Gavin Newsom on “San Francisco values”
San Diego, CA

January 13, 2007

[URL] Mathematical Quotation Server

Filed under: quotation,URL — Towse @ 8:23 pm

Mathematical Quotation Server from Mark Woodward and the Furman University (SC) mathematics department.

Keyword Search – Alpha by Author – Browse – Download – Random

Text references given when known.

Apocryphal Babbage quotation?

Filed under: quotation — Towse @ 8:20 pm

Even if so, I like this:

On two occasions, I have been asked [by members of Parliament], ‘Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?’ I am not able to rightly apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

– Charles Babbage (1791-1871)

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