Saturday, October 21, 2006

My eyes

So I went to an Optometry clinic recently, because I'd lost my glasses and my eyes were feeling irritated. There was bad news and good news. The bad news: I have a ton of "papilla" in my eyes, meaning that they are inflamed and perhaps near infected. The good news: my vision has improved from 20/60 to 20/40. My contact prescription went from -2.00 to -1.50. The optometrist was surprised. As I focused on the Snellen charts, I could notice the letters coming in and out of focus. Strange. I've got a feeling my vision is improving fast.

To be honest, my eyes have been improving marginally for sometime. The last time I went to the optometrist (a year or two ago) he said that my vision was improving and dropped the prescription in one eye by .75.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Zardoz and Krishnamurti

The paths that the internet can lead you down at random. Searching for information on the Bates Method when I came across this: a book on Amazon written by Aldous Huxley, extolling the efficacy of the Bates method. Huxley is fairly credible source for someone like myself. In the reviews on person mentioned that "Huxley never learned from Krishnamurti" - searching for the name I find that the man was an intriguing philosopher, fairly rare among all the logicians and "students of philosophy."

Between browsing these I watched Zardoz. Incredible movie.