2019-08-05 - Battle of Alesia

~5.7 mi @ ~12.7 min/mi

"Jump!" Roadkill directs the big deer behind the hedge, and points the camera. Alas, before making the leap she dashes farther down Jones Branch Drive. A flock of geese feeds nearby.

"A language is a dialect with an army and a navy!" Keymaster quotes the aphorism, then describes Caesar's siege warfare at the Battle of Alesia, 52 BCE, where Julius built a circumvallation and a countervallation to protect his troops from both inside and outside. "Sounds like a donut!" notes Roadkill, hungrily. Trail talk turns to cognitive levels and the value of zooming to understand a system. From galaxies to electrons, and from metalinguistic abstractions to NAND gates: reframe the problem!

(trackfile) - ^z - 2019-08-27