Friday, August 01, 2008


I'm reading this book.

I'm sure you wonder why. After all, most know me as totally and completely challenged when it comes to the rocket sciences (unless of course you're talking about how to recharge the AC in a car - I know how to do that now).

I'm reading this book because the guy fascinates me. I realize Alby's a genius and everything, but why so famous?

I'm also reading it because it makes me look smart. If only I could hear thoughts and read minds. Prolly not a good idea because it would be impossible for me get through the book with all those adoring mutterings of passers-by. Wow. She's reading about Einstein. I'll bet she's gooder at math. Or There's that girl. And what is she reading? Wasn't he the first guy to fly in an airplane? Or I'll bet she has a PhD from some Ivy League college.

I'm finding, however, that I need Phsics for Dummies to help me through the smarty-pants parts. I would love to borrow your copy if you have it laying around.

I'm about half through (with the book that is, let's hope I'm not half through with my living time). Albert says some pretty smart things - and not just the rocket science stuff.

It is now my humble and gracious intent to share a problem-solving snippet from the mouth and/or pen of one Albert Einstein. Every day (er most days). How's that?

Put that in your Quantum Pipe and smoke it!

"I very rarely think in words at all. A thought comes, and I may try to express it in words afterwards." And because I'm feeling generous today, another: "I believe that love is a better teacher than a sense of duty."

(If you'll notice the labeling of this article, you might see that I consider the reading of this book an adventure. Pathetic huh? Or is that me trying to look smart again?)


benhere said...

That girl is so smart, but I had my doubts when she married Scott.

Winder said...

I new you'd figure out how truly smart you are! Just like we new you would figure out how well you have done raising the Yahoo's.

tom lindsey said...

I won't spoil it for you but I was disappointed by Isaacson's treatment of AE's politics (did he run CNN with the same attitude) and was appalled by AE's treatment of Mileva and their sons.

Anxious to hear your views.

tom lindsey said...

sorry. the first few words should have been: "I don't want to spoil it for you ..."

rabidrunner said...

So as of yet, I'm not sure about the political aspect of AE and the author's portrait. Einstein seemed to think there was a scientific law somewhere in the cosmos that answered all aspects of government. Hah!

I do know without a doubt, however, that Albert was a self-centered slut!