Jan 032012
 

This is too cold. As King of the World, I demand lasers to be shot into the air in an attempt to warm up Toronto. That is all.

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I spent entirely too much time in this park as a teen, I must say.

Jan 032012
 

When I first read this poem, moons and moons ago, I was a fresh young kid, somewhere between 11 and 13… I didn’t really understand it at the time, but after reading it, I was immediately certain he was referring to me. It was just something I knew, and took for granted. Of course he was. And the sun shines during the day. It’s so obvious. I just knew, and that was that. 

As it turns out,  sometimes I also have a gaze blank and pitiless as the sun. I’m still pretty sure it refers to me, but we’ll have to see what happens in the next few years… 

I guess you just never know… but it’s a heck of good poem, all in all…

 

William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

THE SECOND COMING

Turning and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: a waste of desert sand;
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Wind shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Jan 022012
 

As of today, I guess I’ll enable comments. You need to log in with either your Facebook or Twitter ID.

I get a lot of comment spam on other blogs I run for people, so we’ll see how this all goes…. But welcome to all!

Dec 302011
 

Namecheap has been offering coupons on their site for below-cost domain transfers, and encouraging the world to use them. Not only that, for every domain, they donated $1 to the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Well, that wasn’t enough, so the CEO put in another $1 for each donation.

Currently, over $62,000 has been raised for the EFF. Way to go Namecheap!

 

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