via 25 March 1865
For the last three days I have been in Seattle Washington exploring with a group of scholars, civil leaders, and non-profit agency workers and volunteers ways to solve homelessness. I thought I would take a few minutes to write about homelessness where I live in Savannah.
Savannah Georgia has a dramatically large homeless population compared to its population. According to annual counts by the homeless authority, the number of homeless in Savannah has risen every year for the last three years, most recently up to more than 4600 homeless residents. There are a number of factors that lead to the rise of homelessness — many of which are systematic and reflect our preferences for single family housing options, tourist occupants, and our disdain for public programs that seek to mitigate the underlying issues leading to homelessness.
One of the more visible projects that has emerged in recent years is…
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A collection of quotes:
Hermes Trismegistus, “thrice-great Hermes” “God is an infinite sphere, the center of which is everywhere, the circumference nowhere.” Book of the 24 Philosophers.
Alain of Lille “God is an intelligible sphere, whose center is everywhere, and whose circumference is nowhere.”
Pascal: “The whole visible world is only an imperceptible atom in the ample bosom of nature. No idea approaches it. We may enlarge our conceptions beyond all imaginable space; we only produce atoms in comparison with the reality of things. It is an infinite sphere, the center of which is everywhere, the circumference nowhere. In short, it is the greatest sensible mark of the almighty power of God that imagination loses itself in that thought.”
Also apparently, “Let him contemplate all nature in its awful and finished magnificence; let him observe that splendid luminary, set forth as an eternal lamp to enlighten the universe; let him…
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The quest path
I will leave my beloved city,
Houses and roofs torn to rip,
Prisoner of the bloodthirsty barbarians,
Desperate, flee in this clear night of pain,
Together, we will leave this gulf,
With our powerful eternal love,
I would write the suffering endured,
To punish those who terrified us,
Long time, fighting without counting,
Caregiver my body trembling and wobbly,
Sometimes martyr or great warrior,
Witness of my monstrous battles,
Follow me, shocked victims,
Behind us our fate crumpled,
Here is the path of our happiness,
Let’s run to our good quest.
Poetic Letter. Inspiration about series. Thanks for your fidelity.
At this point, I think it will be useful to introduce an idea from geometry that is very helpful in pure mathematics, and that I find helpful for understanding the geometry of data sets. This idea is difference between the intrinsic structure of an object (such as a data set) and its extrinsic structure. Have you ever gone into a building, walked down a number of different halls and through different rooms, and when you finally got to where you’re going and looked out the window, you realized that you had no idea which direction you were facing, or which side of the building you were actually on? The intrinsic structure of a building has to do with how the rooms, halls and staircases connect up to each other. The extrinsic structure is how these rooms, halls and staircases sit with respect to the outside world. So, while you’re inside…
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