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Psalm 23

April 28, 2014 Leave a comment

A Psalm of David.

The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever (NASB).

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A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin

April 28, 2014 Leave a comment

I’m a huge Kurt Gödel fan. And Alan Turning is one of the fathers of modern computing.

I never realized what difficult lives these two people led.

The author acknowledges that this story is not completely historical. But it’s not completely fiction, either.

Turning’s run-in with the British government for his homosexual offenses is well-documented.

Gödel’s mental health issues and self-starvation are not as widely known.

I loved this book. But if you don’t already care about Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem or Turning’s theoretical and practical work in computing, then this isn’t the story for you.

You won’t learn any new mathematics. But you’ll get some insight into the relationships among members of the Vienna Circle and what led to the early deaths of two of the greatest minds of the 1900s.

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Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

April 28, 2014 Leave a comment

This illustrated, short children’s story is a ridiculous romp through a Dad’s trip to the corner store.

It takes about half an hour to an hour to read the whole thing beginning to end.

I highly recommend this story for both kids and adults.

This book is better going in cold, so I won’t include any other details.

But it’s by Neil Gaiman, so you know it’s outstanding.

Have fun!

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