Author: Lisa
She plays o' the viol-de-gamboys, speaks three or four languages word for word without book, hath all the good gifts of nature, knows a hawk from a handsaw, and can see a church by daylight. The rest is subject to fancy.

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns! Hot cross Buns! One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns! If you have no daughters Give them to your sons One a penny, two a penny Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns! Hot cross buns!

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Elsewhere for April 8, 2017

You should read this for 4/9/2017: Look Ma! A plagiarizer has the gavel, now even students can fact check your ass, and lunch shaming is shameful, but lunch is better with Kale. And potatoes. And Sausage.  Gorsuch’s writings borrow from other

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Elsewhere for April 2, 2017

You should read this for 4/2/2017: Indivisible: Stories of American Community Indivisible: Stories of American Community is an exploration of community life in America by some of this country’s most accomplished photographers, radio producers, and folklorists. Here are the stories

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Elsewhere for March 26, 2017

You should read this for 3/26/2017: Education, Stonewall isn’t going to be forgotten, queers are here to stay, Easter Island has lessons to teach, roses are survivors and so are you, St. Joseph knew a thing or two about families, and apparently,

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Elsewhere for March 19, 2017

You should read this for 3/19/2017: For a lot of people, this will clear up the confusion. pic.twitter.com/HNDUX4SbOf — Steven Alvarez (@Chastitellez) March 11, 2017 Or see this Cornell mathematician Steven Strogatz writing for The New Yorker on Why Pi

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Elsewhere for March 5, 2017

You should read this for 3/5/2017: Big data and politics means money, death served cold, read more, think more, do more, digital monks, she reads way more than he does,  and scones. Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war

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Elsewhere for March 12, 2017

You should read this for 3/12/2017: Zell Liew on How to choose and pair typefaces Outsmarted: On the liberal cult of the cognitive elite or “What does it mean to be ‘smart,’ and why does it matter to us so much?”

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How to Talk About Poetry

Let’s be honest. Reading poetry, in the greater scheme of things, is just this side of engaging in an obscenity. Poetry is meant to be spoken or sung or chanted; it’s meant to be heard and shared, it’s not meant

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Elsewhere for February 26, 2017

You should read this for 2/26/2017: From Time: This Is the Real Reason Apple Is Fighting the FBI Via The New Yorker: The Radical Argument of the New Oxford Shakespeare Via Sciencenordic.com (hat tip to mirabilis.ca) New study reignites debate

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Western Wind

Western wind, when will thou blow? The small rain down can rain. Christ, if my love were in my arms, And I in my bed again! Anonymous; British Library Royal Appendix 58 c. Early Sixteenth Century “Western Wind” (or “Westron

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