I like to think of myself as a creative person. I make up my own characters in the stories I write, I love drawing and making something new. 2,308 more words
What kind of conversations do you want to have: A Reminder to venture outside your self-obsessed life
Hello Mistral Spirit. I’ve missed you. In 8 years of blogging, and 17 years of LIVING, I’m quite familiar with my fluttery ways – essays and books and academic ramblings for a few months straight, then self-help and lifestyle and art for some. 1,008 more words
There’s a lot more that needs to be said about this episode.
I believe that I wrote this back in March and upon review I don’t necessarily agree with everything that was said. 3,305 more words
Gina Kolata in the NY Times has been running a good series of articles on fraudulent academic publishing. The basic business model is an unholy alliance between academics looking to enhance their resumes, and quick-buck internet sites. 132 more words
There are many bad provisions in the proposed tax legislation. This isn’t even the worst of them. But it’s the one that most directly affects my corner of the world. 1,322 more words