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The Britannicas of the Dick Van Dyke Show

“14 Unusual Items You Can Get at Libraries,” an article in a year-old issue of Mental Floss magazine, included a number of non-book items that people can borrow from their libraries. 689 more words

A Post On Judging A Book By Its Cover

(All Photos by the Author)

There is something so unique and authentic about a hardback book versus a soft cover book that I value. In college, professors would occasionally point out the merits of a soft cover book as being more virtuous “because you can make notes in the margins on the pages”. 121 more words

Famous Scientists Who Believed in God - Part 8 - Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle (1791-1867)

One of the founders and key early members of the Royal Society, Boyle gave his name to “Boyle’s Law” for gases, and also wrote an important work on… 113 more words


A Brief History of Autonomous Vehicles

Late last year, I had the opportunity to do a long-form piece on the history of driverless vehicles for Encyclopedia Britannica. It’s been an honor to work on the piece and to have it show up in their 2016 Book of the Year. 32 more words


Ridiculous Conceptions, Miraculous Inventions

Imagine yourself in a multiplex movie theater. Curiously, no walls separate the half-dozen theaters that form the multiplex. Miraculously, you are watching six different screens all at once, thoroughly understanding and enjoying every scene, word, character. 973 more words

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


At age seven, when the only thing on my bucket-list was a red plastic beach pail, the Encyclopedia Britannica introduced me to a boy whose life was literally the polar opposite of mine. 524 more words


Sabi is a Chaise Longue - Haiga/Haibun - March 28, 2016

What is “sabi”?   Something old, past, demode … something that’s somehow a faded memory like the old plastic chaise longue in the haiga above,  that in its heyday was an object that made someone happy or proud to own it.   267 more words