X=X+1 The Master Algorithm of Procrastination, and Hope!

Artificial Intelligence seems to be taking over the world. From #FakeNews to Machine Learning, it seems like the day is nigh when algorithms and robots will do most of the thinking and working for us, leaving us to do…exactly what ? X=X+1 is a very simple yet powerful logic construct in the field of computer…

V for Venice

The winged lion in golden yellow at the center of the red flag is resting its paw on an open book. Pax tibi Marce evangelista meus – Peace to you, Mark, my evangelist – says the inscription on the book. St. Mark is everywhere in Venice, including on the Consiglio di San Marco, the flag…

S for Sometimes

Over time we get conditioned to ignore the banalities of daily life; and sometimes we look for a deeper meaning behind the picayune. Someone cuts us off in traffic, and we feel that they are out to “get us”. Someone doesn’t return our call or email and we are convinced they are snubbing us. Heck,…

R for Random : Life ?

Flying, in a sense, is the ultimate freedom. Sitting in an airplane seat and looking out of the window, soaring above imposing mountains, vast plains and toy-sized buildings, gliding among and over clouds, all elicit a measure of liberty that very few experiences can parallel. To defy powerful natural forces of wind and gravity and…

A for Alma Mater

Honestly, this post should really have been titled “A for Action”. For after quite blithely asserting that I would simply pick my next blog post topics in simple alphabetical order, action is what was found lacking; it has taken me ten full weeks to decide on a topic and share these thoughts. It did take…

The Rain in Spain

I never did find out if it (the rain in Spain, that is) falls mainly in the plain. But what I can aver is that it does fall pretty consistently in the city. Particularly when one wants it not to: such as when one only has a few hours to take in the sights and…