of interest this week: 14 February 2016

Here’s some of what I was reading this past week. In truth, I read a large amount about gravitational waves and I can recommend quite a few other articles and resources on the subject if anyone’s curious. Or just do a Google search. Or go to Reddit. It’s been huge news this week, and rightly […]

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of interest this week: 7 February 2016

Here’s a brief selection of some of the online material that caught my attention this week. What articles, essays, or reports taught you something new or caused you to reflect this week? Think you can read minds? The University of Washington may prove you right By Lulu Chang ”We were trying to understand, first, how […]

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books read: January 2016

So this is what was on my reading list in January. The Last Theorem, by Arthur C. Clarke and Frederik Pohl (ebook; audiobook read by Mark Bramhall) The Wild Oats Project: One Woman’s Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost, by Robin Rinaldi (ebook) The Art of Memoir, by Mary Karr (print; audiobook read by Mary Karr) Wishful […]

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of interest this week: 31 January 2016

A brief selection of the many articles and other pieces I read this week, should anyone be curious. How one mom’s extraordinary love transforms the short lives of hospice babies By Cori Salchert Cori Salchert calls the home she shares with her husband, Mark, a “house of hope.” A former perinatal bereavement nurse with eight […]

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books read: June 2015 through December 2015

Right. Because I’ve been reading a ton—except for November, apparently—but have been really bad about posting these monthly reading lists. As always, these lists are not comprehensive. I have not included, for instance, books I started reading but didn’t finish, material I was beta reading or reviewing as an editor, and an awful lot of […]

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not so widespread panic

Blogging about my health seems to come in waves. I want to let people know how I’m doing, but the news usually isn’t all that great and I don’t want this space to become nothing but a boring pity party and litany of symptoms. Plus, there’s more to me and my life than dysautonomia, though […]

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browsing the cellular cereal aisle

I still don’t have cellular service. Well, I do. But I don’t. Not really. It’s a complicated dance involving the black hole of connectivity that is the neighborhood where I live and work and the mystery of my phone’s sudden decline, set to the beat of a changing cellular marketplace, and the result—at least currently—is […]

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