In regione caecorum, rex est luscus.

The title of one of my favorite songs, its history and origins: In regione caecorum, rex est luscus. In the realm of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, Collecteana Adagiorum, 1500 […]How an one eyed man is Well syghted when He is amonge blynde men? John Skelton, Why Come Ye Nat To Courte, 1522 In the kingdome of blind men the one ey’d is king.


tac·i·turn, \‘ta-sə-tərn\, adjective
temperamentally disinclined to talk

tac·i·tur·ni·ty, \‘ta-sə-‘tər-nə-tē\, noun
the trait of being uncommunicative;
not volunteering anything more than necessary
- reserve, reticence


Celephais (German Translation)

A blast from the past! The following short story by H.P. Lovecraft was the inspiration for my very first website I created back in late 1996, and what my very first domain names were named after… by Howard Philips Lovecraft Im Traum sah Kuranes die Stadt im Tal und die Meeresküste dahinter und den schneeigen Gipfel, der die See überschaut, und die buntbemalten Galeeren, die aus dem Hafen nach entfernten Gefilden segeln, wo sich die See dem Himmel vermählt.

Cycling Log August 2008

2008-08-03 Kelly Ave To be honest, after waking up sweaty I didn’t feel like riding this morning. I felt I needed another day off but I forced myself to go out and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was more pleasant outside than inside the house. I tried to take it easy during the first few miles, but near the Rotunda I was tired already and wanted to return.

Cycling Log July 2008

2008-07-02 Jones Falls Started out tired but woke up in the first mile or two on the bike. Uphill segments didn’t give me much trouble, but I didn’t feel as energetic as my last ride from/to Mt.Vernon (not logged). Overall very enjoyable and refreshing, especially through the Druid Hill Park. Date/Time: 07/02/2008 06:13 AM Route: Similar to last week’s route through Druid Hill Park to Baltimore Zoo, but didn’t take Druid Park Drive this time.

Cycling Log June 2008

2008-06-09 Lake Montebello I briefly mentioned in my previous cycling-posts that I was planning to record cycling routes with the gps and create something like a bike-log. I’m starting today with my first log-entry and hope to continue this as often as I can and time permits. There are several ideas and intentions behind this little side-project. I want to record bicycle routes and make some notes about them. I’m mostly interested in the route, the time, the weather and traffic, as well as my own physical condition.

Ethic of Reciprocity

The Ethic of Reciprocity or The Golden Rule is a fundamental moral principle found in virtually all major religions and cultures. It simply means “treat others as you would like to be treated.” and is arguably the most essential basis for the modern concept of human rights. I don’t remember how I ran across this Wikipedia entry a few months ago, but I found it very interesting, and also a bit surprising.

Remembering Poetry Albums

Around the end of my elementary school days and 5th and 6th grade I used to have a poetry album. It was a square textile bound hardcover book with blank pages. I used to give it to friends, relatives, teachers, people I liked and who had an impact on me. They would write a few words of poetry, wisdom, encouragement, good luck or draw something into this book and return it to me again later.