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Applied Logic and Fuzziness

Applied Logic and Fuzziness

Photo by Tim Swaan on Unsplash

Photo by Tim Swaan on Unsplash

To me, it seems simple. One or zero, those are the two states. There either is something, or there is not. Sure, you can add the OR, NOR, and the NAND functions and start to mess about with something simple. But, I’m going to do my best to stay within the bounds of, “yes, or no.”

But, of course, with just a bit of research, we run into fuzzy logic. This, to me, means the absolute state of one or zero is now questionable. Hurrah for that. If you want to read more about fuzzy logic, click this link. 

Logic may be applied to many situations, as in the image above, where you see a bridge. You may assign the value zero to where you are now, having not crossed the bridge. Naturally, the value one would be assigned to the state of having crossed the bridge. Which, I suppose, leaves all of the states of being on the bridge to the fuzzy logic, or the fuzziness of your situation. 

And, now it is too late to finish this post, as my brainpower fades into the darkness. I must sleep, or make a valiant effort to get some rest. Either way, I cannot continue. 10:46 p.m. on Wednesday, 2017/09/20.

Revisited on October 2, 2017 – removal of negative inner dialog and the addition of the following (quoted) outline of a speech delivered on September 28th.


Semantic satiation (also semantic saturation) is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds.


This might happen. The word is logic. If it loses its meaning, we are in big trouble.


Fellow Toastmasters


Things you find on Wikipedia as you research this topic.

  • Higher-order logic

  • First-order logic

  • Model theory

  • Predicate (mathematical logic)

  • Boolean-valued function

  • Fuzzy logic

Semiotics (also called semiotic studies); is the study of meaning-making, the study of sign process (semiosis) and meaningful communication


The title of this speech is applied logic and other nonsense, because if you want to make sense of certain common expressions, the application of logic is all you need.


An easy example: “I could care less!”

You are trying to say you don’t care about something, but you just said you do.


Recently, one of my clients used this expression:

Failure to plan is planning to fail – or something like that.

Wait, what?


You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.

Really, I think I can. Here I have it, watch me eat.


Think outside the box? Don’t get me started.


Madam Toastmaster


Amanda And Ashley

Amanda And Ashley

Vodka is just one of the many features of this Bar and Restaurant

Vodka is just one of the many features of this Bar and Restaurant

If I could bottle the feeling I had tonight and sell it, I would be wealthy. You simply cannot buy this. Allow me to expound and illustrate. Indulge me for a moment. For, in the end, a moment is all we have. Tonight, I ate and drank at Pacifica Restaurant, on El Paseo, in Palm Desert. 

Pacifica has been one of my favorite places since I moved to the desert in 2004. There you will find seafood and over 150 vodkas. If you aren’t sure how to choose, ask your bartender to make a recommendation. Times I’ve done this have provided new experience.

My favorite appetizer is this:  Seared Ahi Tataki   12/15 Seaweed salad, ponzu sauce, chili oil, ginger – at happy hour prices, with bread and butter that tastes like dessert, you can fill up and be happy. They also have happy hour pricing on salads and the essentials like fish tacos. Click the link for my Seared Ahi above to see their menu.

But, that’s not the half of it. The ambiance, that’s the better part. You cannot buy this. All you have to do is show up and pay attention. You’ll see it. Like a dance, your bartenders, Amanda and Ashley, work it like a ballet. Watch closely and you’ll see the camaraderie, the cooperation, and the care they put into managing their position and place as they manage the space behind and beyond the bar. Choreography wouldn’t do as well. It is impromptu. You have to see it for yourself.

By the time I finished my drink and my dinner, I was simply astonished at the way I felt. It was all puppies and rainbows and better than that. My tummy was full and my mood fully satiated. That’s pure arrogance for, I was happy. Yes, that’s how I think and that’s how I write. 

Ignore me. Go to Pacifica and enjoy. That’s all I’m trying to say.