About

The instructions say that this is for “timeless content.”  WTH might that be?  All that I write is within time, isn’t it.

CAUTION:  The next paragraph is about me and contains enough “I’s” and “my’s”to qualify as egotistical.  Feel free to skip it.

To clear up any mystery, I am a citizen of the USA, born on USA soil, as were my ancestors going back to the 1600s, actually before there was any USA to have any soil.  I may also be part Cherokee, in which case, they go back much further.  My politics are left of center;  I am usually called a Social Democrat.  I greatly admire much, but not all, of what has been accomplished in the Scandinavian countries.      My freely chosen way of life is Sikhi, a path that respects me as a woman and a scientist and that to me, is “the proof of all [I] never dared to believe.”  My professional training is in mathematics, where I have earned an advanced degree.  My avocations are making pictures on my computer and writing.  I am now writing an autobiographical novel, tentatively entitled My Several Pasts.    The theme song of my life is The Impossible Dream (The Quest) from Man of La Mancha.  Don Quixote de la Mancha was insane;  Alonso Quijana was sane.  A glorious insanity far outweighs a dull, drab sanity, at least in my world.

I created this blog to record thoughts and ideas that I wish to share with others.  Unless otherwise noted, I release all my writing here to the public domain.  Feel free to copy, quote, fold, spindle and mutilate to your heart’s content.  Remember, though, it is very bad manners and quite uncivilized to distort what I’m saying.  This applies only to what I have written.  Anything that I may quote from elsewhere is still bound by the usual copyright laws.  Check out the Fair Use Doctrine Statement at the bottom of this page.  Yawn.

“I cannot be safe.”  Corita

I enjoy comments and diversity of ideas is really cool, but since I prefer to remain out of jail, if possible, and on good terms with others, I do have a few

GROUND RULES

Thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.  Please do not construe anything I say as speaking for anyone or any group other than me, as an individual.

Please do not use profanity.  This is my blog and I’m the only one allowed to cuss in it.

I moderate all comments.  This is further proof that I am egotistical, as well as that I don’t care to be arrested.  Any comment that is written that is illegal in the USA will not be approved.  This includes, although is not limited to, threats to kill the President, overt praise of Al-Qaeda  (not actually illegal, but also not a good idea;  freedom of expression has been eroded since 9/11/2001),  praise of the GOI (government of India) (again not illegal, but in very bad taste) and, of course child pornography.

Feel free to disagree with me – I sometimes even disagree with myself – but please no proselytizing.  I grew up with an evangelical Christian mother and have enough of that to last a lifetime.  If you really feel the need to save souls or catch fish, please find someone who is searching for Truth and not someone who has found it.

Disagree all you like, but be respectful of the beliefs and opinions different from your own.    Opinionated people can be interesting, small-minded bigots are just annoying.

Rocks are hard, water is wet, the Earth is not flat, it is much older than 5000 years (like billions of years), global climate change is real and I love the stars.

Adapted from NASA (Public Domain)

If you can’t figure out when to take me seriously and when not to, you’re in good company.  Neither could the CIA or Homeland Security or my second husband (now deceased).  Or the Department of State, but that’s another story altogether.

In school, my nickname was The Iconoclast, the smasher of idols.  In my high school yearbook future predications, I was labeled “most likely to be burnt at the stake for heresy.”  So now you know.

Convention is for conventioneers;  I never go there.

Remain in chardi kala.

In Chardi Kala

FAIR USE NOTICE

Yawn.  I know.

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