Archive for the ‘Odds & Sods’ Category

25
May

Economic Scene: Four Ways to a…

   Posted by: dhcsoul

Your first time here? Welcome, I'm glad you've dropped in.... David Soul (aka Bricoleur)

Economic Scene: Four Ways to a Better Financial Bill – http://bit.ly/b9jCy6

25
May

London outside of ‘top 30 citi…

   Posted by: dhcsoul

London outside of ‘top 30 cities’ – http://bit.ly/dB3JuY [Vancouver inside…]

24
May

Buridan’s ass

   Posted by: Bricoleur Tags: Buridan's ass, paradox, philosophy, planning, quotes

buridan's ass
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“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.”— E.B. White

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Inducted into Certified General Accountants Quarter Century Club — at Sheraton Wall Centre http://gowal.la/c/KVe2

Graduation night 1985

14
May

Structured Procrastination

   Posted by: Bricoleur Tags: philosophy, procrastination, time management

“…structured procrastination, an amazing strategy I have discovered that converts procrastinators into effective human beings, respected and admired for all that they can accomplish and the good use they make of time.”

read this  delightful post by John Perry, a professor in Stanford’s philosophy department

11
May

Blame the culture

   Posted by: Bricoleur Tags: comics, culture, model, Pop Culture

Vigilante Veneration

Vigilante Veneration

My sons collected the  “mutant” comic books before they went “big time” – I think without too much ill effect.  But what if ? – could the “model” described here be considered “useful” ?

10
May

Gathering more field stones th…

   Posted by: dhcsoul

Gathering more field stones than writing; but short piece accomplished in time available meant beating procrastination at least this once!

10
May

5 pages writing: check. Progr…

   Posted by: dhcsoul

5 pages writing: check. Progress using the Weinberg Fieldstone Method: Priceless.

19
Apr

And in spring a young man’s mind….

   Posted by: Bricoleur

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.
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Well the car “parked” at the red light in front of me certainly did give cause to wonder about the efficacy of “hands free” cell phone laws.

But my train of thought was broken by the mad honking from the car behind me — a driver who apparently wasn’t quite as willing as I to give the young couple in the car in front a bit of time after the light turned green …. but then he probably wasn’t thinking the same thought that crossed my mind…. I couldn’t remember it precisely at the time, but a quick search refreshed the memory; yes it was mister relativity who allowed:

11
Mar

A combination that works

   Posted by: dhcsoul Tags: Food

bleu cheese, hamburger, and a pale ale …. a combination that just “works”