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Anisim Sysoev
Anisim Sysoev

The Tuesday Afternoon

The song was originally released on The Moody Blues' 1967 album Days of Future Passed, a concept album chronicling a typical day. On the album, it was part one of "The Afternoon" track titled "Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)". Justin Hayward said that he wrote the song on a Tuesday afternoon in Lypiatt Park, in western England near Stroud. Hayward's mother had taken him and his brother to the park while they were growing up, and he revisited the park during the production of Days of Future Passed to write the song.[2] He said that he wrote the song "with guitar and joint in hand."[3]

The Tuesday Afternoon

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The Tuesday Afternoon Club in Eindhoven (now to be referred to as ETAC?) was founded in 1973, when I became Burroughs Research Fellow. Being suddenly only one day per week at the THE, I felt obliged to reserve one afternoon for scientific contact. Its original purpose was twofold: to prevent our --and, in particular, my-- intellectual horizon from shrinking --for the first time in my life I would work in complete isolation for most of the time-- and to help my younger colleagues in finding out how to conduct their own research.

In name of the first goal, we sometimes spent an afternoon scanning the literature and studying what, at first sight, seemed interesting. But on the average this turned out too often to be too disappointing, and we stopped doing that. Sometimes we still studied work by others, but only on recommendation.

Tuesday Afternoons have never been prepared: the standard opening was "What shall we do?", and from the different suggestions we would choose. This format makes the happenings very unpredictable; some afternoons are exciting, some are just illuminating or useful, and some are a failure. I think this is a very good thing and I would like to keep it that way.

One type might perhaps be captured by "sensing directions", either of things taking place or of things to do. It could occur on a very specific challenge such as "Can we think of a dozen worthy Ph.D. topics?"; it could also occur after, say, a Marktoberdorf Summer School, when we would try to get a motivated feeling for significance/promise/wisdom of Category Theory, Temporal Logic, Event Theory or what have you. Such afternoons, as you might guess, are relatively rare and pretty exhausting. They are almost always successful.

Less rare (and also less predictable) is the afternoon that starts with tackling an unsolved problem. We never take one of the standard ones --the equivalent of Goldbach's conjecture, say-- preferring problems of our own design. A typical example is the on-the-fly garbage collection. Our reconstruction of the snapshot algorithm falls in the same category. On an afternoon like that, two rules are most important: at any moment at most one person should be speaking --long periods of silence are, however, permitted-- and everyone who has made a remark should be prepared to answer the question "Why did you say so?". It is the most effective way I know of making problem solving techniques explicit. One rule is essential: only accept problems because one has reason to hope that the effort of solving it will be instructive. (One of our foreign guests, from a more pragmatic culture, had grave, almost emotional problems. For three months he would ask in desperation "But why do you spend a whole afternoon on such a silly problem?" and for three months we would answer "Because we don't know how to solve it nicely.". After those three months, he caught the spirit.) Such afternoons are invariably exhausting, and failures are not uncommon (in the sense that the only thing we learned was that we still could not solve the problem.)

By now the most common afternoon is the one at which one member submits something he has written to the scrutiny of the others. The rule is that the author has no feeling to be spared and that the others try to improve his text as much as possible. Authors trained to that scrutiny are very attentive and will say "I noticed that we had to read that sentence twice. Can anybody explain to me his problems with it?" before anyone has actually complained. The fascinating observation is that, in such a situation, the author always gets a convincing explanation: a jump in the argument, a missing reference, a linguistic ambiguity, an unfortunate interpunction, or what have you. It quickly emerges how to mend the text.

Other campus activities are canceled for the afternoon and evening at the Starkville campus. MSU-Meridian will move to remote instruction at 4 p.m. with other campus activities canceled. Late-shift employees should not report to work unless contacted by their supervisor. MSU plans to resume normal operations on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The driver of a vehicle called 911 around 1:30 PM Tuesday afternoon to report that her passenger had been injured in a shooting. Officers contacted the driver and the male victim along the West Seattle Bridge and provided medical aid until Seattle Fire Department medics transported the victim to Harborview Medical Center.

Come to Wrightwood-Ashburn Branch Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon of each month for our Knit and Crochet Circle! Whether you are just starting to learn or have valuable tips and experience to share, all skill levels are welcome to attend. Just bring needles and yarn!

The choice of prepositions depends upon the temporal context in which you're speaking. "On afternoon" implies that the afternoon is a single point in time; thus, that temporal context would take the entire afternoon as one of several different afternoons, or in other words, one would use "on" when speaking within the context of an entire week.

"In afternoon" suggests that the afternoon is a temporal space in-and-of-itself, wherein anything that happens will happen amongst many other events. In other words, the temporal context for this usage would be if one were speaking of a single day -- whether past, present, or future -- and of a single afternoon, during which many things might happen.

"She called me yesterday afternoon, and said her mornings are too busy to talk. She's still not sure what her plans are for Sunday, so she'll only be able to give me her answer on Saturday afternoon."

As the above commentator suggests, one can never say "in the Saturday afternoon" -- but i think you already know that. In any event, from the above two examples i think it's clear that the choice of "in the afternoon" versus "on Saturday afternoon" depends on the temporal frame of reference, and the context in which you're speaking.

She said she would give me her final answer on Saturday, in the afternoon. She said she would give me her final answer in the afternoon on Saturday. *She said she would give me her final answer in the Saturday afternoon.

No classes are scheduled on Tuesday afternoons, so that these afternoons may be used for academic activities that do not fit into a regular timeslot, such as excursions. Therefore, students are expected to keep Tuesday afternoons free.

Overview: On Tuesday afternoon, September 27, 2022 Ian is a Category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 115 mph. It is moving to the north at 10 mph as it exits the northwestern coast of Cuba. Further strengthening is expected today over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, with maximum sustained winds forecast to reach 130 mph, the lower limit of Category 4 status.

Elder Hunter Rawlings, center left, a 20-year-old service missionary from Spanish Fork, Utah, sings next to his 18-year-old brother, Elder Brayden Rawlings, right center, who is training in the Provo MTC for his assignment to the Germany Berlin Mission. The two were among the 364 teaching, service and senior missionaries singing in a special choir on Saturday, Oct., 1, at the Saturday afternoon session of October 2022 general conference in the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A missionary choir of teaching, service and senior missionaries sings during the Saturday afternoon session of October 2022 general conference Oct. 1, 2022, at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A combined choir of teaching and service missionaries sing during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

A combine choir of teaching ands services missionaries sing during the Saturday afternoon session of the 192nd Semiannual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022. 350c69d7ab


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