Girlfriend still alive but only just

November 18, 2008

Crikey. Just got home after hard day cutting through the undergrowth at the frontiers of knowledge, only to find girlfriend has been in undergrowth in Foothils Park, where she encountered a mountain lion. Five minutes of staring back and trying to look big, and eventually it drifted off .. Jeez. Difficult seminars suddenly seem tame…


Head Spin

November 18, 2008

Life is packed with little paradoxes sent to test you. They jump at you just when your brain is hurting. After two theoretical cosmology seminars in a row the noggin was indeed aching and I needed coffee. This was when I saw the notice on the KIPAC coffee machine that says “Empty When Full”.

Maybe this is a Zen lesson ?