Distracted - Inferred, Stimulated and Temperamented

I have a million things to do, like get down in pixels the epiphany about my proposed mythical novel writing experiment what came to me on the plane coming home from Jo'burg.

Or show you my zebra's arse photos from the wildlife park.

Or tell you about my latest read - The Closing of the Western Mind - a history of the development of the Nicene creed and concommitant decline of the Roman Empire and rational scientific thought. Who pulled the shutters to make the Dark Ages so Dark? Two guesses. St Augustine misinterpreting and misquoting St Paul and letting the actual Gospels slide. Sounds boring, yar, but it's fascinating stuff.

For the first time I actually get it: I realise that Western Christianity is a spin-off of Greek Orthodoxy, not the other way around... More later, maybe.


But, instead I'm browsing my hard-drive looking at OLD photos...

How's this set from a bookstore at (I think) Terminal 1 at Taipei International Airport about 6 years ago?


E@L: "Excuse me, where can I can see some books about deriving logical conclusions from premises known or assumed to be true?"
ShopAssistant (sarcastically): "You could try the INFERENCE section..."
E@L: "Thank you. Don't know why I didn't derive that myself..."



E@L: "Excuse me, I like find out more about how to excite or invigorate a person, maybe using something stimulating."
ShopAssistant: "When you find that something, call me..."



E@L: "Excuse me, I'm sort of interested in temperament... Can you help?"
ShopAssistant (bored): *points*...


p.s. They only books in English they had were a complete set of the Anne Of Green Gables series, Melville's Moby Dick and Dostoyevsky's Notes From Underground. Great in-flight reading options, eh? Weird. Taiwan is weird.



Posted by: expat@large on Nov 22, 06 | 11:44 pm | Profile


I believe all cultures have something to offer us, even if it is unfamiliar at first.

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Posted by: expat@large on Nov 23, 06 | 1:36 pm

"Excuse me, I like find out more about how to excite or invigorate a person, maybe using something stimulating."

That's a very stimulating something!

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