The Falsum

The falsum is a mathematical symbol that represents a logical contradiction or false equivalence. Wiktionary defines it as “an untruth, falsehood, fraud, deceit, lie; forgery.” Perhaps it could be extended to mean alternate truth, as if such a thing could exist. The symbol, “⊥“,  looks like the upside down letter “T.” I am joining others, more clever than I, in… Continue reading

Movie Review: Woman in Gold

A couple of weeks ago I watched Woman in Gold. I saw it on Netflix. I highly recommend this timely film, which is based on a true story. The film is based on the true story of Maria Altmann, an elderly Jewish refugee living in Cheviot Hills, Los Angeles, who, together with her young lawyer, Randy Schoenberg [yes, grandson of… Continue reading

A Very Sordid Wedding

The weekend after the symphony concert on March 4th, Steve and I met up at LAX to drive down to Palm Springs for the world premier of A Very Sordid Wedding. We chose to drive because the flights from LAX to Palm Springs, though short, are insanely expensive. We now know why. No matter what it costs, FLY! We were… Continue reading

San Francisco or Bust

At the beginning of the month, we headed out to San Francisco for a symphony concert (March 4th). I was especially looking forward to this concert, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. I didn’t know that he would be presented with a recognition from the symphony: This was his 1,500th program at the symphony. His first was in 1974! Additionally, I… Continue reading

A Personal Problem

I suspect that most people have to get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom—at least on occasion. Granted, this is not something we talk about in polite conversation. However, it’s one of the more basic characteristics of the human experience. But I suffer from a unique personal problem. I fall asleep easily, very easily—often… Continue reading