13/8 – 19/8/19 Imagination, Sharks, Baseball, Evolution, Cats and Reality

news on the march

It would appear that Monday’s News on the March may not be a suitable title of the content of this post. Perhaps ‘The week that was in my digital world’ is more akin to what I’m trying to do here.  But it’s Citizen Kane so I’m keeping the newsreel image. Call me old fashioned, call me sentimental, but the News on the March image is staying right here. Most of the articles which capture my interest are from you good folk – fellow blogging enthusiasts, so I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for allowing me to refer your great content on my Monday’s News on the March page.

WordPress article from shakemyheadhollow:

‘If “purposiveness” characterizes our movements, or changes in state, “imagination” is the best term we have for the force that drives the changes. Imagination is our capacity to project beyond the immediate real, the here and now of our existence.’

Article from BBC Future:

Humans are like ungainly packets of meat when paddling in the ocean and should be easy prey compared to fast-moving fish and seals. So, why are so few people attacked by sharks?

You tube video – Foolish Baseball:

Anyone interested in baseball should be subscribed to Foolish Baseball on you tube. They have the best produced, entertaining and informative videos about Baseball I have ever seen. Even someone unfamiliar with baseball would probably find these intriguing. Why do people love Baseball? Then watch Foolish Baseball videos and find out. The video above of Justin Verlander’s remarkable inning is as good a place as any to start.

WordPress article from James Cross – Broad Speculations:

About 70 thousand years ago something happened that resulted in modern humans. Whatever caused this change, it resulted in what appears to have been a major leap in cognitive capabilities. It was quite possibly the change that most differentiates us from Neanderthals and other archaic humans and what has made us unique among hominid apes.

WordPress poem from James Cross – Intellectual Shaman

Cats sit at the end of their driveways

in the summertime evening

“Here puss…puss,” I say.

but they don’t move

They’re waiting

for what? (read more)

WordPress article from Mike Smith – SelfAwarePatterns:

Excerpt: These are truly hard problems, and solving them is forcing scientists to consider theories that posit a reality even more removed from the manifest image. It’s why we get things like brane theory, the many worlds interpretation of quantum physics, or the mathematical universe hypothesis. If any of these models are true, than the ultimate nature of reality is utterly different from the manifest image.

news on the march the end

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

Posted in News, Science, Sport and Adventure
15 comments on “13/8 – 19/8/19 Imagination, Sharks, Baseball, Evolution, Cats and Reality
  1. “News on the March” is the perfect vechile for a Monday. (I can never spell vehcile). Your blog (to me) seems to be taking off! It is variable and interesting. Well done! (says me when I have about 3 and a half people read mine!)

    • You know Bruce, as I mentioned before, (this is sounding repetitive..oh well) you were really the catalyst for me to rethink how I approach the blog. Your dedication to yours (as well as your tips) was my inspiration.
      Thanks very much for your kind comments. Much like you I suspect, I love updating my blog and I really mean that. To quote from a poem I will be presenting in a future ‘News on the March’:

      ‘Strive for purity
      some form of perfection
      You will be a ship that cannot sink
      on stormy seas’

      Don’t go dishing on yours, you have at least 5 times the amount of followers (and views /comments I suspect) than I do. The numbers don’t matter at the end of the day because – A passion is a passion. If the people come or don’t it’s neither here nor there.
      If I were to put my wordpress hat on and look at blogs more analytically I personally think my Achilles heel has always been the variation of topics in my blog, not that it matters because I find them interesting. But others are no doubt going to take issue with aspects of my ‘world-view’ or find frustrating the lack of ‘function’ or ‘niche’. The blogs that seem more successful in WP like yours have a ‘niche’. I finally now have a structure and routine, so we will see what comes of it. The most important thing for me is my kids and family are able to read it. It contains nearly everything I wish to pass onto them.

      • What you say is so true – and very encouraging. The late Cynthia Jobin (her website was for posting her poetry called “littleoldladywho”) – she would comment on quite a few blogs each day but only after she had read it twice and thought about it. I’d like to emulate that but don’t have the patience. Mind you, she was fairly decrepit and mainly stuck in a chair!

      • I vaguely remember her blog. That’s sad to learn of her passing. Cynthia sounded very dedicated. I also lack the patience to do that, but I often find I need to read yours twice or at least backtrack to make sure I’m with ya. That’s what I enjoy most about reading your stories is you can’t just assume on first-read that you are across it. Sometimes you have to go digging. That’s fun.

      • That’s a very nice comment, thanks. I think the “expansiveness” of your blog will get a wider coverage than mine in the long run.

      • I highly doubt that. I’ve been running the blog for years and even with the recent changes the stats remain stagnant. But it is interesting to note which topics attract more people; not that I will be catering shit to the masses. May be your recent special guest Sinead could lend some pointers. Hehe.
        In all seriousness, I think what it probably requires is good fortune on the Google’s search engine whereby 10 pages or more suddenly get catapulted to the top of the search listings.

        Speaking of long run and high quality ‘writing’, your fabulous stories are what people want to read. You bring smiles to people’s faces everyday. There is nothing more enduring or attractive to the reader than that. I think I may have mentioned in our previous lives when were communicating that your stories (at least the best of) are well deserving of ‘actual’ publication at least in my opinion. Coffee style book or fable reads with illustrations.

        Please excuse my cumbersome comments. I’m waiting for my Spaguetti Bolognese to cook and I find this kills the time and the conversation is fascinating.

      • Oh – I’ve been cooking some oatmeal biscuits – but since I don’t have an electric beater I do it with my hands – and soft butter and sugar squelched together make it almost impossible to type or to scratch an itch nose.

  2. badfinger20 says:

    That Justin Verlander video is just filthy. He is not slowing down now either. Many teams turned the Tigers down when they were trading him…thinking he was over with…including the Dodgers…

    • That’s funny you mentioned ‘filthy’ because that is the ONE word I wanted to somehow include in the description and I should have. I love that word when it comes to baseball pitching! That video is just about my favourite video about anything baseball. I’d be interested to know what you think about their latest one regarding Kershaw – you being a Dodgers fan and all.

      • badfinger20 says:

        I just watched it…It’s very truthful… He is a great pitcher now but not an elite pitcher anymore…really it comes down to that 3 mph off of his fastball to setup his other pitches. 3 mph…it’s odd to think that would cause that much difference but it does.

      • The metrics this guy presents in the videos are just so good. Yes it is odd that something so minuscule could make such a difference. I would still like to see Kershaw tear up a world series. I have always hoped for that.

      • badfinger20 says:

        He has done well but the part that I saw through the years…The Dodgers had a terrible bullpen for a lot of those years and they would ride Kershaw way too long…where normal teams would have taken him out…he would tire and get hit…. but yes. I would like to see a dominating performance. His ERA right now is only 2.63…for him that is higher lol.

      • Yeh, he might have got overspent to compensate for the BP which is now affecting his output. As you allude it’s still pretty good!

      • badfinger20 says:

        He did log a lot of innings. Also he is a hell of a good guy…that makes non-Dodger fans root for him.
        He is in the Hall of Fame if he retired today I believe.

      • What little I have heard from him interviews he seems a lovely gent. Yes, he’s already in hall of fame at least based on what that video demonstrates.

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