Weekend Edition: 9-27

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Why I Hope to Die at 75 (“Over time, and without our conscious choice, we transform our lives. We don’t notice that we are aspiring to and doing less and less.”)

Off-Hand Observations of the Week

Christmas trees and decorations on display in stores already?!?!? Or was the store [...]

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Weekend Edition: 8-23

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I’ve got some stuff coming up that will make posting even less regular, including the Weekend Edition

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Conversations with the Dead (“I know that on a page somewhere on my shelves, staring down at me now, is the question I’m struggling with today, put into words long [...]

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Weekend Edition: 8-16

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The god effect (“The same mechanism that enhances our creativity – juicing up the right-sided limbic and prefrontal brain regions with dopamine – also opens us up to religious ideas and experience. But if these brain circuits are pushed too far, thinking becomes not merely divergent but outright deviant [...]

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Weekend Edition: 8-9

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Today is National Book Lovers Day, although I figure I celebrate it 365 times a year

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

American Manifesto (“We as Americans have the responsibility to live up to our claims of being the greatest country on earth.”)

How Faith — and Fear — Created the World’s [...]

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Weekend Edition: 8-2

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The great forgetting (“And here is one uplifting aspect of ageing: our stories of self get better.”)

How Did Bob Dylan Get So Weird? (“On a good night he makes some of his best-known songs unrecognizable, and on a bad one you come out wondering what it was, [...]

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Weekend Edition: 7-26

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

How The Public Library Turned Me Into A Reader (“The books that visited me from the public library were mostly ephemeral events in my life; they came, were devoured, were discarded and were ultimately forgotten. Their effects, however, still linger.”)

Most Cringeworthy Lawsuit of the Week

An Alabama man [...]

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