The Value of Stillness

With the success of his new movie, American Sniper, I thought I would share a little thought from director Clint Eastwood. He once conveyed this little anecdote… 149 more words

Ron Phillips

Lewis Carroll, and the Meaning of Meaningless Words

January 27th is British author Lewis Carroll’s birthday.  Born in 1832, Carroll is best known for writing “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, and its sequel, “Through the Looking Glass”.   843 more words


Down The Rabbit-Hole: Lewis Carroll

By Stacy Parish, Children’s Library Assistant

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (January 27, 1832-January 14, 1898 — and yes, his birthday is this month) was better known by his nom de plume, Lewis Carroll. 456 more words

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This isn't really a review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

(And some questions about Jabberwocky)

I don’t totally want to admit that I hadn’t read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. But I hadn’t. I have seen the Disney movie dozens of times, I’ve heard the Jabberwocky poem probably more than I’ve needed to, and I’ve been to the statue in Central Park. 156 more words


The Market is the Master

There is a vague sense of a new order growing up around us. Sometimes there’s a brief glimpse of it. Sometimes late at night there’s a whisper of it on the wind. 1,106 more words

When Life's Not Fair

American comedian Groucho Marx once said…

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

We’re all familiar with the saying that “life is not fair”, and most of us have probably experienced that reality…

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Science Round-Up

–Tuhina Sinha

17th January, 2015

  • Scientists come up with findings on beneficial effects of METFORMIN – Scientists of the CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) and CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB) here have come up with certain findings when they investigated Metformin’s role in Atheroscelrosis. 
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