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SOUR GRAPES?

Published April 12, 2021 by Nan Mykel

BACK (LEFT TO RIGHT): KATE WANG, SERGIO STEVANATO, ELON MUSK, JEFF BEZOS, KIM KARDASHIAN WEST, TYLER PERRY, SUSANNE KLATTEN. FRONT: DAVID VÉLEZ, WHITNEY WOLFE HERD, JACK MA. ILLUSTRATION BY NEIL JAMIESON FOR FORBES.
WEALTH SURGE
A NEW BILLIONAIRE WAS MINTED EVERY 17 HOURS ON AVERAGE OVER THE PAST YEAR.

SOUR GRAPES?

Maybe. But…

86% of all billionaires are richer than a year ago. Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest person for the fourth year running, worth $177 billion, up $64 billion from a year ago as a result of surging Amazon shares.

How much money are we talking about, anyway?
A million is 1000 thousands, a billion is 1000 millions

Oh.

Is something wrong with these pictures? More wrong than sour grapes, I mean.

Ever Wondered What “Disambiguation” Means?

Published April 12, 2021 by Nan Mykel

Maybe not. I sure have. Stumbled across it tonight looking on Google for things like the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the Future of Life Institute, Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence and Accidental Nuclear War: A Timeline of Close Calls. It appears to simply mean to remove the ambiguity from. Its daily use has increased greatly, thanks apparently to the artificial intelligence movement. BUT WAIT — It has an entirely different meaning in Urdu!


Disambiguate Meaning In Urdu | Saaf Karna صاف کرنا …www.urdupoint.com › … › English To Urdu Dictionary
Confuse, Contradict, Deny, Destroy, Disallow, Discredit, Disestablish, Disprove, Fail, Invalidate, Miss, Refuse, Reject, Renounce, Ruin, Stop, Unsettle, Veto, …Wazeh Karna: واضح کرناIbham Daur Karna: ابہام دور کرنا

Incidentally, its meaning in urdu is : ناکارہ ہونا

For a good cause idea take a look at the Future of Life Institute.com.

Nikki is for Nickname

Published April 11, 2021 by Nan Mykel

I named her when I was 6 and she was just born, because my mother didn’t like being called “LARGE Allie.” Nikki of course was beautiful, blue-eyed and “petite Allie.”

After surviving polio and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever as a child, stomach cancer got her at age 40. I was not a caring big sister, so at least I try to make up for it a little by remembering her on her birthday. She had a great sense of humor. She graced the planet from April 11, 1942 – April 13, 1983. Her husband Bob died February 28, 2021.

Dear little sister, I miss you.

FIFTH GRADE LESSON SHEET

Published April 10, 2021 by Nan Mykel

These particles are unbelievably small. If
you could count the water molecules in one tablespoon of water at the
rate of 1 million molecules every second, it would take you 20 billion
years to count them all!


These particles are unbelievably small. If
you could count the water molecules in one tablespoon of water at the
rate of 1 million molecules every second, it would take you 20 billion
years to count them all!

THE “MAGNETIC MOMENT” described – reblog

Published April 9, 2021 by Nan Mykel

“The particle you thought was a bare muon is actually a muon plus a cloud of other things that appear spontaneously,” said Chris Polly, another leader of the Fermilab Muon g-2 experiment. “They change the magnetic moment.”….

“A muon constantly emits and reabsorbs temporary “virtual: particles. This entourage affects the muon’s magnetic moment, or how much torque it feels while moving through a magnetic field.”

One-Photon correction:  “The simplest scenario occurs when a muon emits and reabsorbs a virtual  photon. This is the most common possibility, so it has the largest effect on the muon’s magnetic moment.”

(As often occurs in real science, a counter theory has been offered.)

From Muon g-2 Experiment at Fermilab Finds Hint of New Particles | Quanta Magazine  by  NATALIE WOLCHOVE

 
 
 
 

I’VE NEVER – a reblog

Published March 30, 2021 by Nan Mykel

I’ve Never

I have never encountered racial and ethnic insensitivity in my graduate program. . .

. . . except when a professor talked about how Asian students are not fit for philosophy.
. . . except when students have asked me (more than once) to please tell them where I am from, because they “just cannot figure it out.”
. . . except when a student joked in the middle of class about me not having immigration papers.
. . . except when I had faculty member in a private meeting bluntly say that if I want to get a job I needed to specialize in Latin American philosophy. I do nothing of the sort. I work within M&E.

I love philosophy, but sometimes these little things are really, really annoying.PHILSTRUGGLEASIAN AMERICANGRAD SCHOOLLATINA/O AMERICAN

Sorry- Having great difficulty traversing the two editors. The above originally appeared in the 2015 beingaphilosopherofcolor@wordpress,com

I want to ask a question: While eating at a church free luncheon on a university campus I found myself sharing a table with two black men who were presumably students. I did not want to insult them but I was curious what country they were from. Now, that could have been taken as rude and prejudiced, whereas I just hoped for a little friendly dialogue. They told the country and we ended up by them proudly showing a smart phone photo collection of their family back home. What should I say or not have said to start the conversation?

THE THRILL

Published March 30, 2021 by Nan Mykel
THE THRILL

Who was that masked man waiting

one line over at the grocery?

He looked familiar.

He turned and she thought he smiled.

“Hello, Agnes!”

“Oh it’s you. Alister! Hello.”

“Had your second shot yet?”

“Yes…And you?” His line moved,

their pleasantries at an end.

While waiting for her On Demand

ride she froze. Had she greeted her

old friend by the wrong name?

Was he too polite to correct

her? What must he think? That she had

forgotten their halcyon tryst?

Why had she called him Alister?

Alister was her second cousin,

not this handsome old devil.

At least she thought this one was

handsome, she couldn’t tell. Agnes

smiled. And he remembered her…

Nan

Dancing the Strange Antiquark

Published March 27, 2021 by Nan Mykel

You put your right foot in, you take

your right foot out, and you shake it…

With old age comes deafness, sometimes,

allowing for Music of the

Spheres to be heard.  If you have not

heard it, lissen up.

Called the Rightfold Way…(Is it life?

It’s moving)…it is weighted down

by a language too gross for words

(ha).  Would you care for 6 flavors

of quarks or 6 flavors of leptons?

Perhaps a strangelet, a strange quark,

a hadron, kaon or pion?

(Pee on?  Chuckle). To the right is

a universe, to the left a

microverse, and we’re either in

it or it’s in us, and/or both.

And the space,,,All that space between!

One could get lost in the tempo

of the song of waterfalls in

the rhythm of dancing fireflies.

A soul could hide inside

this mandala in motion for

ever.

                                   Nan  3/27/2021

Image: Katiemiafrederick

HERE? NOW?

Published March 25, 2021 by Nan Mykel

I exist because I have an echo.

No, that won’t do

because wolves have echoes too.

I didn’t say wolves do or don’t

exist. I know they exist, But

are they there, inside themselves?

Am I? Are you? Are we?

Image: wallpapercave.com

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