B. Scott Holmes

Just trying to stay alive and keep my sideburns too
Kuna Glacier circa 1975

The Kuna Glacier circa 1975. It no longer looks like this.



I Ching Trigrams

"Face it Tim, we’ve broken the sky, and we will have to pay for it.", Martin Cohen

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Following the Equator: Chapter V

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:09 -- scott
A lesson in Pronunciation—Reverence for Robert Burns—The Southern Cross—Troublesome Constellations—Victoria for a Name—Islands on the Map—Alofa and Fortuna—Recruiting for the Queensland Plantations—Captain Warren's NoteBook—Recruiting not thoroughly Popular
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

The Stolen Watermelon

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 00:26 -- scott
Now, when you commit a transgression, lay it up in your memory, and without stopping, it will all lead toward moral perfection. When you have committed your 462 you are released of every possibility and have ascended the staircase of faultless creation and you finally stand with your 462 complete with absolute moral perfection, and I am more than two-thirds up there.

Crossing the Equator

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 13:31 -- scott
Losing a day from your life for all eternity. But don't worry, if you travel in the other direction you can get them back again. From Following the Equator. On his voyage to Australia his ship crossed the dateline and the equator at about the same time.
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

The Genuine Mexican Plug

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:18 -- scott
Resolve to Buy a Horse—Horsemanship in Carson—A Temptation—Advice Given Me Freely—I Buy the Mexican Plug—My First Ride—A Good Bucker
A Live Voice Presentation Recorded at
in the virtual world of Second Life
as read by SLClemens

Do You Believe in Magic?

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 09:52 -- scott

(I love that song) There has been an interesting and fundamental discussion on the Anthro-L listserv email list recently. Again, it is epistemology. Do you "believe in" evolution? Do you "believe in" gravity? What it comes down to is the willingness to "act as if" [evolution|gravity|etc] is true, just as it seems necessary to act as if you have faith to have faith. A good illustration is the electron. No one has actually seen an electron, you know, with their own eyes except perhaps with the help of some psychoactive substance.

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