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Technology for Problem Sleepers

Having trouble sleeping? In The New Yorker, Patricia Marx writes about the economy of slumber, offering a lively survey of current gadgets and expensive equipment designed to get you a night of rest, and she nestles it snug as a bug with a primer on the growing science of sleep. 325 more words


Imagining Genius

Imagine befriending genius –
accepting social awkwardness
embracing habitual quirks as
incubation for enlightenment.

If I could strip down, release
preconceived notions, agendas,
lie naked, exposed, in shallow… 51 more words


A Visitor's Guide To Jane Austen's England by Sue Wilkes

Discover Jane Austen’s England

Immerse yourself in the vanished world inhabited by Austen’s contemporaries. Packed with detail, and anecdotes, this is an intimate exploration of how the middle and upper classes lived from 1775, the year of Austen’s birth, to the coronation of George IV in 1820. 360 more words


Secondary School is Frequently Awful

I wrote this article just over a year ago:


I still stand by what I said at the time, but every time I reread it, I think about other things I should have added.  564 more words

Jon Huck Loses His Pants - This Is Not Happening

I mentioned Ari Shaffir’s show This Is Not Happening a while back, but I never showed it in its true glory. It’s basically a story-telling show where comics get up and share stories centered on a particular theme. 144 more words


My Life on the Road

My Life on the Road

Author: Gloria Steinem

Publisher: Random House Audio, 2015 (Audiobook, 9hrs 11min)


Thoughts: Gloria describes her life on the road beginning with her childhood until present day. 210 more words

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Recent Reads

Winter is the perfect season to hunker down and lose yourself in a good book. To be honest I do this is summer, too, but this winter I feel like I have been a reading machine! 763 more words