Trick or Treat?

“All you have to do is walk up to a house, ring the doorbell, and say ‘Tricks or treats.'”
“Are you sure it’s legal?”

– from ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’

Check out performers at FAO Schwartz playing Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor on the “big” piano. For some reason, it’s not quite as spooky as hearing it on a large pipe organ.

Today’s also a great day to catch up on an older post, The Most Mysterious Mystery (Oct. 2010).

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“My heart leaps up”

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
And I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

–  William Wordsworth

How to have good ideas:

“I have a lot of ideas and throw away the bad ones.”

– Linus Pauling, Chemist (1901- 1994)

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He also said, “I try to identify myself with the atoms… I ask what I would do if I were a carbon atom or a sodium atom.” So that’s another route to take.

Here is a somewhat less goofy picture of him:

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