Scott Adams – Predicting Trump

Alex Beam in the Boston Globe today, highlighted Scott Adams’ (the creator of Dilbert) prediction in in his blog August 2015 that the “Clown Genius,”…

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All the Films of Studio Ghibli, Ranked

From the New York Times. Some of my favourite movies from an incredible studio. “When the New York Times’s chief film critics ranked the best…

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The Real Struggle

This makes sense to me: “The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.” ―Martin Buber…

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Eli and His Solar Powered School Bus

See his bus on WENY http://www.weny.com/story/36440452/cornell-student-builds-solar-powered-home-out-of-a-bus and read the story in The Cornell Sun Cornell Student Converts Old School Bus Into Solar Powered Home and the…

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Sarah Manguso

Check out, Sarah Manguso.  Her website lists her books, and connects to lots of her articles.  Is what she does “prose poetry”? Probably.  But it…

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Kaizen Aplied to Writing

Sarah Manguso: “The Japanese term kaizen translates literally to improvement, but it’s a term that has come to mean gradual, continuous improvement of a piece of collaborative…

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Bright Phoebus RE-RELEASED

There is no album closer to my heart than Bright Phoebus credited to Mike and Lal Waterson, (it involves their sister, Norma). It’s finally been properly…

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Local Names for Puffins

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Totoro’s Creator’s Favourite Children’s Books

HAYAO MIYAZAKI’S FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOKS A small thrill ran through me when I saw that one of the books on Miyazaki’s list is Swallows and Amazons. …

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Getting a Little Closer (PhD Story)

One of those moments on the road to a PhD.  I need 5,000 words for my next review. I finished a sentence, typed the full…

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