I modified the design to
I modified the design to the site a bit - adding the famous picture from the Tiananmen Square Massacre. The site needed an image to soften the appearance, and this photo is doubly significant for its symbolism. Another symbolically aspect of the image is that the solitary man is visible from any place on this page.
I started reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand at the persuasive recommendation of Adele. My reaction to the first chapter:
Howard Roark has admirable and contemptible qualities. I admire his simplicity, focus, and self-confidence. However, his idea that he can quit the Architectural School because it has taught him everything he needs to be an architect is an ignorant and narrow-minded view. Knowledge is not learning isolated facts and rules. Knowledge is having exposure to myriad experiences and gleaning wisdom from the relationship between experiences.
But that's enough about what I think of The Fountainhead at this point. I remember from Invisible Man how I got all worked up about the book because of a few assumptions and conclusions had made in the first chapters of the book.
In a totally different line of thought, I'm wondering whether saying 'breakfast of champions' when drinking a martini is a pop culture thing, or does it come from Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions? Earlier today I was watching M*A*S*H (my favorite TV show) and Hawkeye said, "breakfast of champions" as he drank a martini, and I didn't know if it was a Vonnegut reference.
"Thank you for reaching out to me in my lonely tower of indecipherable babble." -random quote from Being John Malkovich.