If There Is Much In The Window There Should Be More In The Room

Friday, November 11, 2011

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access*


Universities house an enormous amount of information and their libraries are often the center of it all. You don’t have to be affiliated with any university to take advantage of some of what they have to offer.

From digital archives, to religious studies, to national libraries, these university libraries from around the world have plenty of information for you.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Famous World Ideologies, as explained by references to Cows

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"You have two cows" refers to a class of political satire involving variations of a scenario, where what occurs to the eponymous cows is used to demonstrate the advantages and flaws of certain economic systems.

"If it can not be described metaphorically using cows, then it can not exist."
-Geoff Johnson

Saturday, October 22, 2011

On the Number 52

A deep collection of meanings for the number fifty two.

The 52nd day of the year = February 21
(Spanish guitarist Andres Segovia was born on February 21, 1893.

Number of weeks in a solar year = 52
Wu Shí Èr is the Chinese ideograph for 52

The Roman numeral for 52 is 

The DNA-binding domain of Myb has been shown to contain three imperfectly conserved repeats of 52 amino acids that constitute the amino-terminal end.  


Blessed key & locked treasure in 52nd Sonnet of William Shakespeare:
So am I as the rich, whose blessed key,
Can bring him to his sweet up-locked treasure,
The which he will not every hour survey,
For blunting the fine point of seldom pleasure.
Therefore are feasts so solemn and so rare,
Since, seldom coming in the long year set,
Like stones of worth they thinly placed are,
Or captain jewels in the carcanet.
So is the time that keeps you as my chest,
Or as the wardrobe which the robe doth hide,
To make some special instant special-blest,
By new unfolding his imprison'd pride.
Blessed are you whose worthiness gives scope,
Being had, to triumph; being lacked, to hope.

Verse 52 in Jack Kerouac's Sutra,

Scripture of the Golden Eternity (1960):

Kindness and sympathy, understanding and encouragement, these give: they are better than just presents and gifts: no reason in the world why not. Anyhow, be nice. Remember the golden eternity is yourself. "If someone will simply practice kindness," said Gotama to Subhuti, "he will soon attain highest perfect wisdom." Then he added: "Kindness after all is only a word and it should be done on the spot without thought of kindness." By practicing kindness all over with everyone you will soon come into the holy trance, infinite distinctions of personalities will become what they really mysteriously are, our common and eternal blissstuff, the pureness of everything forever, the great bright essence of mind, even and one thing everywhere the holy eternal milky love, the white light everywhere everything, emptybliss, svaha, shining, ready, and awake, the compassion in the sound of silence, the swarming myriad trillionaire you are.

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