objective correlative

I am back home, hoping to file taxes, print pictures, do things that these days are facilitated by computers.
Both my home machines are displaying the Mac version of the screen of death. In five years of owning and using these two machines I have seen this screen on one machine on one occasion.
Naturally I wonder, what is causing OSX unexpectedly to quit?
I am pretty good on the Mac maintenance front, repair permissions regularly, avoid odd downloads, have redundant backups. This seems to be a software issue. Both machines are power PC macs running OS 10.4.11. Both will run in “safe” mode.
So, if there are any Mac cognoscenti out there that would be willing to read and interpret crash reports, help!
Unresolved kernel trap…
Thus it is with my soul.


Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: motionless, fixed
Synonyms: anchored, at a standstill, at rest, frozen, immobilized, immotile, immovable, nailed, nailed down, pat, quiescent, rigid, riveted, rooted, stable, stagnant, static, stationary, steadfast, stiff, still, stock-still, stolid, unmovable, unmoving–Dictionary.com

Computer operating system froze-up multiple times yesterday, kernel panic, whatever that is. Seized this morning in Photoshop, rather than rework the original file (from Providence RI, near Thayer Street, February 26) a screen shot with a point and shoot of the frozen computer screen will do.
These technological tools border on the miraculous. When the functionality get rough around the edges, I need not complain.


{25:6} And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, of wines on the lees well refined.
{25:7} And he will destroy in this mountain the face of the covering cast over all people, and the vail that is spread over all nations.
{25:8} He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken [it.]
{25:9} And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this [is] our God; we have waited for him, and he will save us: this [is] the LORD; we have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.–Isaiah