Thursday, May 28, 2009

Soon To Be Tropical Strom Ana

Here is what could turn out to be the very first Tropical Storm of the season.  It is forecast to reach 35 knots in the next 12 hours or so.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

NCMA And I440 Bike Bridge Ride

We parked at the NCMA then rode the bike path around the south end of the museum and down the hill and up the hills then over the I440 bicycle beltway on the beautiful bridge and through the Meridith campus and back again (next time we do the Reedy Creek part! Which would add 4.6 miles the part we did was 5.0 miles. Here is a map my ride link:

Evelyn got to try out her new 'camel-back-water-system'.  And when she got in the right gear to go up hill then there she went and there I was falling steadly behind.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Web Page Up For 2008 MS150

It certainly took long enough but here it is (finally): "

This tour was my 11th tour in a row and the very first one for Evelyn.  She finally got to see what all the fun was about.  

Here is a link to my "this-years" ride web page ""

I am looking forward to this years tour it will be 12 years in a row!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Topos Theory and Predicative Mathematics

Oh My ... 

Here is the link "
Topos Theory In A Nutshell".  Now I think this is the beginning of the explanation I've been looking for ... for a long time.

It all started back in 70's when I was in undergraduate school at UNCW and was taking a Symbolic Logic course from Dr. Susan Dankel.  She was Dr. Thad Dankel's wife and both of these folks were just grand.  Dr. Dankel (Susan) introduced me to Goodel's Proof.  During my graduate days at UNC-Chapel Hill I learned a lot about the Axiom of Choice.  After those days and till today I've followed along reading stuff about and by Tarski, and Sumllyan and thinking about an article in the New Yorker about a tribe of Indians in South America that do not have the concept of number in their way of thinking.

Here is the trail that led me to the link above:

[3] Topos

And here I am.

Monday, May 18, 2009

A Trip To The NC Aquarium

On Saturday afternoon Hazel and Eliza who were visiting with us for the weekend (Eliza won a blue ribbon at the quilt show) went over to the beach to see the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.  We had a grand time.  I got a new ball cap and a squished penny that has an octopus on it and since Saturday was my birthday I qualified for the very first 'Senior-Discount' ever, three dollars off the entry fee.  Here is a clip of the Octopus Tank.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fifth And Sixth Bike Rides

On Saturday Evelyn and had a grand (windy) ride and on Sunday morning I went on my "Three Peninsula Ride". A beautiful morning for a bike ride. In the video below the dotted blue line is the Saturday ride. Here is the "Map My Ride" link.