This week, I’m in Vancouver this week for the meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. (On the subject of conferences, don’t forget that my offer to help linguistics students from underrepresented minorities with the cost of conferences still stands! 1,167 more words
I’ve come to understand, through a deep intellectual insomnia, why tabletop gaming can be a force for good in society. The elements of person-to-person interaction and the social contract of a game setting reflect principles onto the lives we live off of the game board. 927 more words
Washington Post contributor Christine Emba published an opinion piece yesterday titled “Millennials are turning to Harry Potter for meaning. Thats a mistake.” Its a lazy headline for a lazy opinion. 658 more words
I enjoy the outdoors like a city person, by which I mean: I’m always in a hurry.
Get up early Saturday morning (assuming the week that just ended didn’t kill my will to do it), drive several hours to someplace with something worth doing, hike/climb/whatever, race back home. 913 more words