T   P   O
The Patient Ox (aka Hénock Gugsa)

G r e e t i n g s !

** TPO **
A personal blog with diverse topicality and multiple interests!

On the menu ... politics, music, poetry, and other good stuff.
There is humor, but there is blunt seriousness here as well!

Parfois, on parle français ici aussi. Je suis un francophile .... Bienvenue à tous!

* Your comments and evaluations are appreciated ! *

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Charmeur extraordinaire ~ de Hénock Gugsa

Tu me manques terriblement !
[ tu me manques terriblement! ]

Charmeur extraordinaire !
~ de Hénock Gugsa (ሄኖክ  ጉግሣ) ~

የ ፈረንሳይ   ቡችላ  ... ውፍ !!!
French bulldog  ... woof !!!

il faut cliquer pour l'amplifier !
il faut cliquer pour l'amplifier !

Friday, July 12, 2019

Understanding "Entropy" - by TPO

Last remaining house on Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay, MD
Understanding "Entropy" *
- by TPO -
[Understanding "Entropy", the concept, its beginnings, methods and relevance in our Universe]
Divergent thinking: the ability to explore many different avenues and solutions to a problem in a spontaneous and non-orderly fashion.
Convergent thinking, by contrast, is the more logical and orderly step-by-step approach to a problem.

CHANGE ===>  a synthesis of convergence and divergence, working together in symphony. The German physicist Rudolf Clausius (born 1822) ... coined the term entropy as a quantitative measure of disorder. The word comes from the Greek ἐν (en), meaning ‘in’, and τροπή (tropē), meaning ‘transformation’. It is the increase of entropy that is linked to transformation, movement, change in the world. The more disorder, the more entropy.

Order inevitably yields to disorder, and entropy increases until it cannot increase any further. It is this movement that drives the world. Clean rooms become dusty. Temples slowly crumble. As we grow older, bones grow brittle. Stars eventually burn out, emptying their hot energy into the coldness of space – but while doing so, they provide warmth and life to surrounding planets. We live off this relentless increase of disorder. 
* Source : https://aeon.co/essays/the-music-of-all-time-is-a-duet-between-order-and-disorder


Tuesday, July 9, 2019

ላቨርስ ክዌስችን (It's) A Lovers's Question - by Clyde McPhatter

Clyde McPhatter (1932-1972)
ላቨርስ  ክዌስችን ... (It's) A Lovers's Question 
- by Clyde McPhatter -

(የ  ወዳጅ  ጥያቄ ?) - ክላይድ  ማክፋተር

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Notre-Dame de Paris ~ by Hénock Gugsa

Notre-Dame de Paris *
~ by Hénock Gugsa ~
 Notre-Dame de Paris

Monday, April 15, 2019 -- The eyes of the whole world turned towards [850-year-old] Notre-Dame in flames. The cathedral burned for several hours, but the foundations and the facade remained intact. As the most visited historical monument in Europe with 13 million visitors each year, Notre-Dame has indelibly marked both hearts and history.

King Louis VII, the people, and the bishop of Paris were all collaborators in the erection of the this majestic cathedral in honor of the Virgin Mary on the a majestic cathedral in honor of the Virgin Mary in place of the cathedral of Saint-Étienne on the Île de la Cité in 1163
*source: france.fr/en/paris 
photo: Notre-Dame (nuit avant l'incendie), the arrow of Notre Dame before the fire.

Paris brûle-t-il ? --- Is Paris burning?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Memory Bits ! ~ by Hénock Gugsa (ሄኖክ ጉግሣ)

Hénock at age 12

 Memory Bits ! 
~ ~ by Hénock Gugsa (ሄኖክ  ጉግሣ) ~

50 Ethiopian cents (አምሳ ሳንቲም ) [ During the Nineteen-Fifties and Sixties ! ] ===> worth maybe 10 American cents then!

~ If you were a day student (ተመላላሽ) at Tafari Makonnen School in Addis Ababa, and could afford to spend 50-cents, you would be able to buy a decent lunch outside the school campus ... at the neighboring local eateries (የሃበሻ ምግብ ቤቶች) !!! 
Please click inside this box to enlarge.