Just a heads up, I’ve just published an article for a British site, Calling America, titled A Land Not Soon Forgotten. (The title was a play on the title of the book Land Remembered, which traces the story of the fictional MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.) Here’s their synopsis of the story:… Read more A Land Not Soon Forgotten
I know, I know… probably has to do more with the extensions than with the browser.
I was at my parent’s house in Tampa yesterday, visiting the folks for mother’s day. Sometime during the morning, Mom asked me to get the newspaper. “Isn’t that the dog’s job?” I asked, wondering whether I could continue my quest of doing nothing of significance for a day (other than taking her out for dinner… Read more Tampa Newspapers are Pathetic
A few weeks ago I was riding with a friend in his car, a 2000 Lexus something or other. It’s a nice car, very quiet; not much noise makes it to the cabin from the road. At one point in the ride we’re chatting, talking normally, when all of a sudden he gets a phone… Read more Why Do People Feel the Need to Shout Into Their Cell Phone?
A thought occurred to me yesterday which I was rather surprised at having thought, since it came to me so seemingly randomly, having the qualities of the sudden recollection of a fleeting dream, coming with such force and clarity so as to make me question from whence it came. The press — newspapers, reporters, investigators,… Read more Why the Free Press is Like Your Car’s Maintenance Light
Just wanted to wish everyone a very happy Pi Day! What’s Pi day, you ask? Why, it’s the most mathematical of all days, that’s what it is. Today is the day when we celebrate the mathematical constant (and irrational real number) Ï€ (3.14) which is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter (in… Read more Happy Pi Day, America!
In a Fark thread about a teacher hitting a viola student, Thuper Ranger described rather accurately what the audition process for most orchestras is when you’re a violist. Thuper Ranger: May I be in your orchestra? Conductor: Well, we have a long application procedure with 3 rehearsal trials. It usually takes about 2 weeks. What… Read more Advantages of Playing the Viola
A few days ago I started reading Sir Thomas Malory’s book Le Morte D’Arthur. After a few hours, I stopped. In that time I made the following observations, which should explain why I stopped:
A pencil and paper. How many of us have actually picked up a pencil — on purpose, and not because there wasn’t a working pen around or because it was the first suitable writing utensil in the vicinity — in order to actually enjoy the art of writing?