Is this the trap?
lbjbookclub: Before gearing up for a multi-month book club spanning thousands of pages, it’s probably good to ask yourself why: Why are these guys so excited about the fourth volume of Caro’s work, and why would I want to follow along? Here’s the pitch: On their own merits Path, Ascent, and Master are masterpieces of their genre. These biographies are extremely well-researched, they’re...
Memory on a Sunday Morning
One of the strange developments of adulthood has been my body’s stubborn persistence to wake up at about the same time each day. During the week, my 7:30am sleep schedule is strong enough that on the weekends I’m lucky to manage 9am (and even then, only when I force myself to stay up later). So I wake up early on Saturdays and Sundays, with little to do but read and think. And this...
The world’s three major nuclear accidents had very different causes, but...– Galvanized by the above realization, IEEE Spectrum pieces together the 24 hours after the earthquake/tsunami at Fukushima, and it’s a pretty fascinating tale.
Currently living the first act of a sitcom episode
Walked to paper/printing store to pick up Save the Date mailings for our wedding. They were ready two days ago, and it took me until now to get over there. Get to store, see sign pasted on door: “back in ten minutes.” Decide to wander around neighborhood, take in the sunshine. See a wine store, go in out of curiosity. Look at wine for ten minutes. Pop out to go back to paper store,...
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iwannabecait: Hello tumblr followers! I work for Beecher’s Magazine (run by graduate students), which just began a kickstarter campaign to raise $5,000. You become a “backer” by making a pledge, and then get something if we reach our goal. The minimum pledge is only $1.00, and any amount helps. If we don’t reach our goal, you don’t have to pay anything! Pledge if you can! You have my love either...