I have been reading about Go and starting to play a little–I am really enjoying the game, but I do not think that I am very good.


Abba Tithoes

The way of humility is this: self-control, prayer, and thinking
yourself inferior to all creatures.


You cannot manufacture sin, you can only generate temptation

Forgetting To Remember by Peter Kuper

This was a great graphic novel about growing up. There is this nice quotes:
One of the main points I’m making is that as we age, we forget or distance
ourselves from our past behavior…Especially after we have kids.

Which I really related to–the opposite is equally problematic. the book was very good.

Spook Country by William Gibson

This had a lot in common with Pattern Recognition, which is not a bad thing. The language was awesome (“clam shelling”, etc.), the art descriptions was amazing, the synchronization I felt while reading was enlightening. I really liked this book a lot. I also read it in 22 hours, which was fun.

Abba Pimen

A man may seem to be silent, but if his heart is condemning
others, he is babbling ceaselessly. But there may be another who
talks from morning till night and yet he is truly silent, that is,
he says nothing that is not profitable.

2. Opposites

When one speaks of beauty
as being beautiful,
ugliness is at once defined.
When goodness is seen to be good,
evil is at once apparent.
So having and not having
mutually give rise to one another,
as do difficulty and ease,
far and near, high and low.