Larry Susanka's Personal Pages

Welcome! Local time in Bellevue Washington is 02:37:49 and the date is 03/24/18. For those who need to target an ICBM, I spend a considerable amount of time at N=47.20° E=-122.11°. We are -8:00 in relation to GMT.

The various pages that comprise this site have been accessed 1694618 times since the counter was created in March 1998.

I teach Mathematics at Bellevue College.

I also was the "technical" web master (as distinct from content creator) at BC from the beginning of Web service at BC in June 1995 till December 1996. From that time till Summer 2002 I performed that function for Science Division.

Currently I have an active interest in physics, rock and ice climbing, mathematics, horses and running mountain trails. I also pretend to study Spanish and guitar. We'll see.

.... The real contradiction of capitalism is that it arouses enormous ambition, but it doesn't help you define where you should focus it. It doesn't define an end to which you should devote your life. It nurtures the illusion that career and economic success can lead to fulfillment, which is the central illusion of our time.

Capitalism on its own breeds people who are vaguely aware that they are not living the spiritually richest life, who are ill-equipped to know how they might do so, who don't have the time to do so, and who, when they go off to find fulfillment, end up devoting themselves to scattershot causes and light religions.

To survive, capitalism needs to be embedded in a moral culture that sits in tension with it, and provides a scale of values based on moral and not monetary grounds. Capitalism, though, is voracious. The personal ambition it arouses is always threatening to blot out the counterculture it requires. ....

From David Brooks' NY Times Op-Ed piece "The Ambition Explosion."

The following items strike me as interesting, funny or valuable in some way. I will add or change content from time to time. Enjoy!

  • Math Notes of Various Kinds ...
    Last modified on 11/29/17 at 07:13.

  • A Collection of Photos ...
    Last modified on 08/20/14 at 12:13.

  • Macintosh Links
    Last modified on 07/22/14 at 18:31.

  • Math and Science Links
    Last modified on 12/9/15 at 08:12.

  • Science Fiction Links
    Last modified on 07/19/14 at 16:06.

  • Favorite Climbing Sites
    Last modified on 07/19/14 at 16:06.

  • Skeptical Thoughts ...
    Last modified on 07/18/14 at 20:46.

  • Oddities and Unclassified Miscellany
    Last modified on 07/19/14 at 16:06.

  • Seattle Sites and Information
    Last modified on 07/19/14 at 16:06.

  • Bay Area Sites and Information
    Last modified on 07/19/14 at 16:06.

  • A Few Web Resources:
    A Remnant of the Original Web Pages at BC.
    (Some of these pages date from 1996.)

  • The Mount Si Race
    Last modified on 07/19/14 at 16:06.

  • Link to my Bellevue College Page

    I can be contacted by phone at Bellevue College at (425) 564-2484 or by e-mail at .
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    This page was last modified on 11/30/14 at 12:13.
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