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The week is before us - like the coffee pot - waiting to brew. Making it good is a matter of choice, luck, creativity, patience and acceptance of the outcome.

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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Letters and numbers "spring forward" tonight

Times New Roman Italic is the name of this type face, the bold font used here. I dearly love all different type faces and pay attention to the graphics of them.
(This font is called Georgia). We use a clock to "tell time." Twice a year we are arbitrarily required to change our clocks to one hour ahead in the Spring, and one hour behind in the Fall. Tonight the times they are a-changin'. Again! Ugh. And since I am a time-oriented soul, I will be discombobulated by the change for some weeks.
(This font is called Verdana.) The idea of time is measured and numeric. Looking at the clock image above, the numbers consist of 1's, 0's and a 2. The Binary number system consists of only 1's and 0's. It is the third in a series of numeric systems and it was invented in England relatively recently. Numbers began way back in antiquity. The first consisted of the Roman Numerals used by the Roman Empire. The second was the 1 -9 system used by the Ottoman Empire which was eventually combined with the zero, invented by India and brought to Iraq.
I close with my favorite font, named Arial. After the first three words of the post, each paragraph is size 4. They do not look the same size but the guage says they are. Again, that is arbitrary. I must take it on faith, as I do that we have another kind of holiday this weekend. It is the beginning of "Daylight Savings Time." That, too, is an arbitrary declaration. But I will comply as best I can, celebrate if I must, and honor the number and letter inventers. They made it possible for me to celebrate the privilege of communicating in this way and at this time. Enjoy!
Today is also called "April Fool's Day;" the font is Impact.
My topical post today at South by Southwest is about our Secretary of State's trip abroad.

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References on Spirituality -- Favorites from my old collection

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  • "A World Waiting To Be Born: Civility Rediscovered" by M. Scott Peck. Simon and Schuster, 1993
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A retired counselor, I am equal parts Techie and Artist. I am a Democrat who came to the Southwest to attend college. I married, had kids and have lived here all my adult life.