Sunday, October 31, 2004

Je pas ne parle pas fran├žais

ALL SAINT'S DAY, well not quite here in Montreal, but it certainly is over there.

MONTREAL is awesome - autumn, or fall as I'm learning to call it, is far more colourful here than in the grey(!) havens. Also, policemen speaking French is just disorienting - it sounds far too pleasant for them.

Friday, October 15, 2004

Necessary Existence for anything you like

TERESA of Avila is the saint of the day.

This Noreena Hertz article in the Observer a little while ago whose point [that there are some debts that are so clearly illegitimate or unpayable, that countries should never be asked to honour them.] is made pithily.

A new taxonomy of philosophical positions.

An argument for the necessary existence of absolutely anything at all that exists. [at Prof. Timothy Williamson's website.]

Friday, October 08, 2004

Wangari Maathai

is the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2004. Richly deserved.