03/30/20 – What Is Different About This Coming Wednesday?

CURRENT EVENTS

Wednesday is April Fools’ Day

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Art & Physics

By Leonard Shlain

I find it difficult to believe there are people who can write a book like this book. I first read it back in 1992, when I had the honor of briefly meeting Leonard Shlain.

I’ve gone through it a number of times since then, each time gaining a bit more understanding of the nature of Art & Physics. I would say if you are interested in either one of these subjects or you just want to know more about the world, you should read this book.

Art interprets the visible world. Physics charts its unseen workings. The two realms seem completely opposed. But consider that both strive to reveal truths for which there are no words––with physicists using the language of mathematics and artists using visual images.

In Art & Physics, Leonard Shlain tracks their breakthroughs side by side throughout history to reveal an astonishing correlation of visions. From the classical Greek sculptors to Andy Warhol and Jasper Johns, and from Aristotle to Einstein, artists have foreshadowed the discoveries of scientists, such as when Monet and Cezanne intuited the coming upheaval in physics that Einstein would initiate. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

This is a nice movie for the entire family and it isn’t necessary to watch it in 3D.

Call of the Wild (2009)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Stayin Inside

By Corona Virus Bee Gees Parody

ART OF THE WEEK

During this time of coronavirus, there is probably more meals being prepared at home. Think how creative you can be.

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Since this is the week of April Fools’ Day, I thought who else but

Derek Zoolander

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

I’m Trying to Help

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

LEARNING TRAITS

Try these, they will work.

No, they will not work.

April Fools

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Many places are closed and we are being asked to stay at home as much as possible, how do you feel about this situation?

I see it as an opportunity  60%  (15 votes)

I’m enjoying the down time  24%  (6 votes)

I’m bored  16%  (4 votes)

Total Votes: 25
Do you see a message in the above work of art?

Yes  86.36%  (19 votes)

No  13.64%  (3 votes)

Total Votes: 22

Have you ever passed on one of those forward to X number of people messages?

No  72.73%  (16 votes) 

Yes  27.27%  (6 votes) 

Total Votes: 22

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

13 thoughts on “03/30/20 – What Is Different About This Coming Wednesday?

  1. There was a lot to absorb in your blog. Can you elaborate more on the book? I have lined up a lot of books, and I don’t want to get disappointed. I really liked the last line of the write-up.

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    • Leonard Shlain’ book reads well, it is very understandable, and there is an abundance of diagrams and pictures to make what he is saying clear. Although the book came out in 1991, it doesn’t feel dated. I’ve kept it these last 28 years and every so often look over what I have highlighted in the book. The book has a lot to say. However, this is just my opinion. You may want to do some internet searches to see if it is worth your time. I have an entire bookshelf of unread books in my library, so I can appreciate the need to be selective. Finally, thank you for commenting.

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  2. I’m intrigued by the book you recommended. Have never considered arts and physics compatible. Will try get a copy in library or online (all libraries are closed as the country is on lockdown). Thanks for the inspirational post, as always. Please stay safe and take care. Sending best wishes.

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    • Thank you Isabelle for commenting and best wishes for you staying safe during this time of coronavirus. As for the book, Amazon has a 2007 paperback edition. My 1991 hardcover copy is now outrageously priced, which took me by surprised when I was just checking on the book’s availability.

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  3. A young colleague lent me Art & Physics years ago. I found it again recently, And have been guiltily trying to figure out how to hunt him down to return it (or pay him, if he replaced it due to my negligence). But now I know I must read it first. Thanks, William!

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