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A New Dull

Scottish writer John Boswell was once talking to his friend Samuel Johnson, an English man of letters, about the virtues of a certain poet. Here is the exchange, starting with Boswell: 282 more words

Writer: Know Thyself!

I was perusing my bookshelf this morning (in truth I was looking for a couple of books with the right spine width to wedge under a door my husband was re-installing – but I digress), when I happened upon one of my favourite old books. 625 more words

Writing

Symphony Of Science - Beyond The Horizon

Symphony of ScienceBeyond The Horizon.

Created in collaboration with The Planetary Society on their 35th anniversary. Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Lakdawalla and Carl Sagan reflect humanity’s next frontier: beyond the horizon. 28 more words

Science