On Wisdom April 8th, 2015 @ 9:41 am PST
It is harrowing for me to try to teach 20-year-old students, who earnestly want to improve their writing. The best I can think to tell them is: Quit smoking, and observe posted speed limits. This will improve your odds of getting old enough to be wise. Barbara Kingsolver
Fifteen Years of Blogging! March 13th, 2015 @ 11:54 am PST
And just like that: It’s been fifteen years since I started blogging on this site. It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a post celebrating my fourteenth year, and the spaces between the years get smaller every day.
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Opus 27, No. 2 March 2nd, 2015 @ 10:14 am PST
According to The Writer’s Almanac: Beethoven’s “Moonlight” Sonata was published on this date in 1802. Its real name is the slightly less evocative “Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Opus 27, No. 2,” and its Italian subtitle is translated as “almost a fantasy.” In 1832, five years after Beethoven’s death, a German critic […]
Babies More Sensitive to Prenatal Environment Than Once Believed February 24th, 2015 @ 6:55 am PST
On Neutrality February 22nd, 2015 @ 6:48 am PST
[W]ith a great moral issue involved, neutrality does not serve righteousness; for to be neutral between right and wrong is to serve wrong. Theodore Roosevelt – February 22, 1915
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On health insurance … February 12th, 2015 @ 11:50 am PST
The only people who don’t think the entire health insurance system in these United States is irreparably, tragically, insultingly broken are the incredibly healthy and the absurdly wealthy. Everyone else is screwed, and we know it. And yet nothing changes because the incredibly wealthy make the rules.