This video comes from a retired cop friend and shows antelope jumping fences to enter Wyoming. He commented that the antelope are not smuggling people or illegal drugs. Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming is 3,472 sq. miles and has no fences inside, whereas San Francisco is just 47 sq. miles.
The word hypocrite comes from the Greek word hypokrites, meaning actor. The word took on an extended meaning to refer to any person wearing a figurative mask and pretending to be someone or something they were not.
California College Faculty Salaries
California 4-Year College Annual Tuition
(If there are two tuitions listed, the first is in-state and the second out-of-state.)
Academy of Art University $25,000
Cal Tech $56,000
Cal State Sacramento $7,400 $19,000
City College of San Francisco $1,600 $8,000 (2-Year community college)
Golden Gate University-San Francisco $13,000
Thomas Aquinas College $26,000
University of California-Berkeley $14,000 $44,000
University of San Francisco $52,000
For a complete list of California college annual tuition, go here
Alexander scores high on much more difficult challenges than this one, and he wants to be a spy, but I tell him during writing challenges not to use too many prepositional phrases in a row on his iPad at the table under the chandelier before noon per the manual together with his knowledge of great repute apart from common sense … or love, its direct opposite and indirect object.
National Anthem at the moment of consecration
beautiful amalgamation of nation and faith
It is not what you think it means. I thought ease. Comfort comes from the Latin comfortare, meaning “strengthen greatly.” My students are in sports and practice a lot, which strengthens them greatly.
An elderly, but hardy cattleman from Texas once told a young female neighbor that if she wanted to live a long life, the secret was to sprinkle a pinch of gunpowder on her oatmeal each morning. She did this religiously and lived to the ripe old age of 105. She left behind 14 children, 30 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and a 40-foot hole where the crematorium used to be.
Kathy mailed a letter. The letter is the direct object. It receives the action of the verb.
Bob mailed a letter to Altan. The letter is the direct object, and Altan is the indirect object. If the direct object is affected by the verb, that means the indirect object is affected by the direct object. It receives the action of the direct object.
Joe wrote to Altan. Altan becomes the direct object of “wrote” and is no longer the indirect object.
No objects are needed in any sentence. For example, the shortest verse in the Bible is, “Jesus wept.” He wept when He heard that his friend, Lazarus, had died. There are no objects in the sentence.
I do not use TikTok, but, apparently, the 9-1-1 hand gesture was spread via this app. A retired cop friend of mine sent me the video. If you accidentally dial 9-1-1, do not hang up. Explain to the dispatcher that you called by mistake. If you hang up before explaining, the dispatcher will call you back, and if you do not answer that call, the dispatcher will send the police to you.
Update: three SF school board members were recalled. See 2/2/22. Residents grew tired of the school board taking actions unrelated to providing a bona fide education. For these and other reasons, one of my students did not even consider applying to Lowell High School, the best public school in the city. He waits to hear from five private schools, three Catholic and two not affiliated with a religion. Which one? mm
Strasbourg Cathedral's present clock was built by Jean-Baptiste Schwilguẻ between 1837 and 1842.
All the parts of the clock together are 18 meters (59 feet) high.
The clock shows much more than the official time; it also indicates solar time, the day of the week (each represented by a god of mythology), the month, the year, the sign of the zodiac, the phase of the moon, and the position of several planets.
The lower part of the massive base of the clock has statues of Apollo and the Goddess Diana presenting a circular calendar of the liturgical year, whose revolving face with a globe points to the dates of major religious festivals and events. This part of the clock is surrounded by painted figures representing the ancient empires – Greece, Assyria, Persia, and Rome.
The level above displays a group of mechanical chariots, with allegorical figures representing the days of the week, which move daily to bring to the front the current day of the week. Figures of two reclining women hold a cadran (dial or clock face) between them which tells the minutes.
Above this level is a celestial globe in a sky of painted stars which makes a complete revolution every 23 hours, fifty-six minutes, and four seconds. As it turns, it shows the 1,022 stars identified by Ptolemy, as viewed above the horizon of Strasbourg.
The central tower is composed of three levels. On the bottom, figures of the Four Seasons surround a mechanical astrolabe, which indicates the location of the planets according to Copernicus, and is surrounded by the signs of the zodiac. Above this is a globe, with painted figures of the Church and the Antichrist confronting each other. This mechanism displays the phases of the moon. Above this are two levels of animated mechanical figures, above that a figure of Christ and the four Evangelists, under a dome formed by crossed arches.
Wikipedia.com helped my research.
SFPD patrol officers carry a Sig Sauer semi-automatic pistol, which replaced a version of the Beretta, which replaced the .38 Special 6 shot revolver.
“About a month ago, my husband and I were at the Noe Valley Rec Center playground with our twin 4-year-old boys. We were leaving the playground just as an SFPD patrol car was parking. My boys were checking out the cruiser, and the two officers let my boys check out their car. Other kids from the playground started congregating and looking at the dash keyboard, microphone, lights, etc. These officers were both so wonderful with the kids, and the parents around were all impressed with the officers letting their kids get close to the car and see how the lights work. So, huge props to these two officers, and all of you, for such positive interactions with the communities you serve and protect.”
Comment about Officers of the Month, September 2018, Jennifer Foxworth and Daniel Espinoza. I can vouch for Danny’s work ethic, honesty, and loyalty.
There are twice as many green beads as blue beads and the number of red beads is seven more than half the total number of green and blue beads. Given that I do not have more than 50 beads, what’s the MAX possible number of blue beads that I could have?
Number of Blue = b
Number of Green = g = 2b
Number of Red = r = (3b/2) + 7
Total beads = b + 2b + (3b/2) + 7 = (9b/2) +7
9b/2 is not greater than 43 (50-7), because the red beads are seven more than everything.
Maximum value for b (including partial beads) = 43/(9b/2) = 86/9 = 9.556 (approx.)
As we can’t have part beads, max blue beads = 9, but an odd value for b would give a partial bead of red, so maximum number of blue beads = 8
Answer: 8 blue beads
Double check 8 + (2 X 8) + (3 X 8/2) + 7 = 8 + 16 + 12 + 7 = 43
Thank you, Nigel Parsons, Quora contributor, puzzler, gamer, sci-fi nut.
The design on the right is taken from an ornament in the Lindisfarne Gospels, fol. 211r, where it appears at the base of the P of principium in the opening phrase of the Gospel of John. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons. Principium means beginning or basis or basic. In principium - In the beginning … The illuminated Lindisfarne Gospels are thought to be the work of a monk named Eadfrith. He became Bishop of Lindisfarne in 698 and died in 721. Lindisfarne is in northern England, a few miles south of Scotland.
Jesus did not write a single word. He spoke in parables, and the four evangelists, two of whom were eyewitnesses, wrote them down and retraced His movements. That is the beginning of oral tradition, which is prominent in Jewish history. The Catholic Church put the Bible together on the basis of oral tradition under the guidance of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity and exercised its authority to do so, authority given by Our Lord to the Church alone. These things are not opinion: they are principia.
Is changing B.C. and A.D. to BCE and CE the first sign, or just one of many signs, of a repeat? On July 27, 1794, Thermidor 9, Year II, according to the new calendar, the Thermidorian Reaction arrested Citizen Robespierre, lawyer and politician, and removed him from office. On July 28, 1794, the guillotine king was guillotined. More than 17,000 “enemies of the revolution” were murdered, mostly by that blade. His face does not deserve to be seen here, but the place of his arrest does.
My brother teasingly called me Robespierre. Did Tom think I had a tendency toward wanting to silence people? I plead innocent! What did he know? “Robespierre is derived from the Old French personal name, Robert, composed of the Germanic elements hrod, meaning ‘bright’, and behrt, meaning ‘bright’ or ‘famous’.” Hrodbehrt! Pierre could be patrilineal or matrilineal. source - houseofnames.com
Alexander is 8. Part of Alexander’s reading lesson today was this. We looked at a handout on the elements of three reading methods: scanning, skimming, and reading for details, and the last method tends to be his problem area.
The story was, “Damon and Pythias.” The plan was to apply each method to the Greek legend. I asked him five questions for the scanning method, which requires that a student look at the questions first before reading any of the story and then find the lines of the passage where the answers are located: (1) who is Damon (2) who is Pythias (3) who is Dionysius (4) what is Syracuse and (5) who almost died?
He got 100%. He read the entire story, two full pages, while I was explaining the three methods of reading!
Three men with whom I would like to share a long piano bench as they play for me and just me, each of them one at a time, are Rachmaninoff (d. 1943), Tchaikovsky (d. 1893), and Chopin (d. 1849). Two Russian Orthodox/One Roman Catholic, all created in His image.
When you get to the music video, notice that the pianist plays the theme with his left hand. Then, about half-way through, the theme switches to his right hand, and then back to his left hand. I think Chopin wanted the lower notes to represent thunder and wind; higher notes, rain.
Chiasm in Music
The pianist reaches the center at about 2:38, the mirror, and the structure on both sides is the same with some variations thrown in to please the listener. For an explanation of chiasm, see the two entries on 2/7/22 and the YouTube video below the music.
Chiasm in Math
In algebra, chiasm is called ring theory, which is the study of rings, algebraic structures in which addition and multiplication are defined and have similar properties to those operations defined for the integers.
Music and Writing
Chopin composed the Etude the way a writer ought to compose a story, or an essay with an extra paragraph. Typically, an essay has five paragraphs, but here in this Etude I have broken it up into six parts as if it were an essay with the extra paragraph. First paragraph - Intro and theme; 2nd, 3rd, 4th (center of chiasm), and 5th paragraphs all restate the theme (topic sentences); and 6th paragraph - theme restated and Conclusion.
Sometimes, I follow a simple chiastic structure in a post by starting and ending with the same word or phrase.
A guy is driving around the backwoods of Montana, and he sees a sign in front of a broken-down, shanty-style house: Talking Dog for Sale.
He rings the bell, and the owner appears. The owner tells him the dog is in the backyard.
The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice-looking Labrador retriever sitting there.
“You talk?” he asks.
“Yep,” the Lab replies.
After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says, ”So, what’s your story?”
The Lab looks up and says, “Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA.
“In no time they had me jetting from country to country and sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping. I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running. But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger, so I decided to settle down. I signed up for a job at the airport to do some undercover security. Wandering near suspicious characters and listening in, I uncovered some incredible dealings and was awarded a batch of medals.
“I got married, had a mess of puppies, and now I’m just retired.”
The guy is amazed. He goes back in and asks the owner what he wants for the dog.
“Ten dollars,” the guy says.
“Ten dollars? This dog is amazing! Why on earth are you selling him so cheap?”
“Because he’s a Democrat and a liar. He never did any of that shit.”
(You can replace that with Republican if you want. I don’t mind.)
Chest, middle, and head. The head are the high notes. The whistle register is even higher. The chest is the speaking voice, and the lowest notes are called, “vocal fry”. Male lions are pretty good at that.