Saturday, May 21, 2011

I survived the Rapture

Yes, I did. That's because the Rapture just did not happen. Too bad, because I even got myself a neat haircut. You know, you don't want to look like a total bum in Heaven, right?

Still, in a region as seismically active as Southern California, there are small "raptures" (or rather ruptures) a few times a year. I have lived in LA for over 11 years now and have experienced several of those, earthquakes, that is, but so far nothing really serious. The Big One may, however, strike at any moment, and then some may indeed meet their maker.

And predicting earthquakes and other natural disasters is still about as much science as is predicting the doomsdays.

Friday, May 13, 2011

A good joke

A good joke, as Einstein was fond of saying, should not be repeated too often.

Perhaps, Professor Einstein, perhaps. But you see, sir, everything is relative, and I believe that a good joke genuinely well-told can be repeated many times without really getting old.

Such is the joke told by Tara Brach in the video that follows. It's so good and so well-told that I can listen to it almost every day and still laugh every time I do. Well, more like almost every month, but that's because I forget to do it every day.