books read: February 2016

I got on another Malcolm Gladwell audiobook kick in February . . . February 2016 What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures, by Malcolm Gladwell (audiobook read by Malcolm Gladwell) Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell (audiobook read by Malcolm Gladwell) Bossypants, by Tina Fey (audiobook read by Tina Fey) Staked (The Iron Druid Chronicles), […]

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of interest this week: 6 March 2016

I’ve been very sick the past couple of weeks. Viral bronchitis. This is on top of the usual dysautonomia symptoms and the daily headaches. I am on the mend, though I’ve been much less active—or much more inactive, depending on how you want to look at it—than has been typical. Still, I’ve continued to read […]

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of interest this week: 21 February 2016

Yes, I still did a lot of reading about gravitational waves this week, but I wanted to give everyone else a bit of a break from the subject. So it’s mostly politics and personal development in this week’s sample, because that’s fun, too. Yeah, sometimes I worry that my humor doesn’t come across so well […]

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standing in strength (and calling bullshit)

Over the weekend I met with my monthly discussion group of Pagan-friendly seekers, but this particular meeting was far from ordinary—I mean, how often do you have to kick someone out for suggesting human sacrifice? It was a larger group this time around, with a number of new faces. We started out by going around […]

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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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