Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Is this a good picture?

Someone showed me a picture and asked: "Is it a good picture?"

What is the definition of a good picture? Why do you want to know? Are you interested in investment value? Did you want to know its aesthetic value? What is aesthetic value? I'll leave it at that. For fun, one could read Critique of Judgement by Kant, to get an idea of how such questions could lead to complex discussions.

Friday, August 19, 2011

colorful dream

Just before waking up this morning I dreamed about bright objects coming out of the computer screen. The images turned into actual things, such as a gaudy multicolored palm tree, a bright toy Jesus on a donkey, a small plastic rose and numerous similar objects. The image lasted a few seconds and then I woke up, excited, as if today would be the day of a carnival, or a holiday celebration.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gall Bladder

Sometimes it happens without warning, one feels pain and then has to see a doctor. In this case, it was gall stones. The gall bladder had to be removed. The people at the hospital were friendly and provided excellent treatment. The operation was done with minimal incision and was painless. Soon the person is back in daily life again, after a couple nights in the hospital.