Category Archives: Elsewhere

Elsewhere posts are what are often described as link round-up posts. Categorized, curated links to posts elsewhere with titles, brief descriptions, quotations, and sometimes, commentary. These are posts that I read and think others might find them interesting, possibly provocative, but worth the time and energy to read. They were in some ways why we started Floccinaucical.com in the first place; to curate and annotate posts that deserved some time, traffic and attention. The Elsewhere categories have changed and will likely continue to change with time, but books, language, history, art, and food are always present. Since the U.S. election of 2016, we have included a section regarding the antics of # 45. We hope soon to be able to stop including that section as it is soul-wearying.

Elsewhere for September 3, 2017

You should read this for 9/3/2017: Grapes, Medieval and Modern, the importance of protest, speaking truth to power and compensating for evil people.  The labor of September from the Très Riches Heures of Jean Duc de Berry. September marks the the time of grape harvest in those European countries that…

Elsewhere for August 27, 2016

You should read this for 8/27/2017: Michael Chabon AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR FELLOW JEWS The road to hate: For six young men of the alt-right, Charlottesville is only the beginning Essentially what these young white straight men are complaining about is the fact that they are dumb asses, and they’ve…

Elsewhere for August 20, 2017

You should read this for 8/20/2017: George Saunders: what writers really do when they write A Guided Tour of Every Drink Ernest Hemingway Drinks in A Moveable Feast Tim Cook disagrees with Trump on Charlottesville; Apple donating to Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League: “I disagree with the…

Elsewhere for August 13, 2017

You should read this for 8/13/2017: A Picture Of Language: The Fading Art Of Diagramming SentencesI don’t know that it’s fading, actually. I do think that the so-called “Transformational grammar” evangelized by Noam Chompsky is useless if you’re not a linguist. Who Is Killing American Women? Their Husbands And Boyfriends,…

Elsewhere for August 6, 2017

You should read this for 8/7/2017: Maxine Waters also persists; antique bison, what would the Romans do, legal brief with side of snark, Fox and lying liars, hummingbirds, vikings, and vixens, sex really isn’t supposed to hurt, honest, and (behind the cut) more 💩🔥💰 idiocy Maxine Waters is badass Fairbanks scientists…

Elsewhere for July 23, 2017

You should read this for 7/23/2017:   Joel Clement was Director of the Office of Policy Analysis at the U.S. Interior Department until last week. He is now a senior adviser at the department’s Office of Natural Resources Revenue.<a href=”https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/im-a-scientist-the-trump-administration-reassigned-me-for-speaking-up-about-climate-change/2017/07/19/389b8dce-6b12-11e7-9c15-177740635e83_story.html>I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration….

Elsewhere for July 16. 2017

You should read this for 7/16/2017: The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility “For a while now, I’ve been thinking about how terms like ‘white privilege,’ ‘inclusion’ and ‘unconscious bias’ all sound just . . . too nice. Don’t they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a…

Elsewhere for July 2, 2017

You should read this for 7/2/2017: New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material When my father died, and I flew back East for the service, I had dissertation materials with me, including manuscript photographs of Cotton Nero MS A.X, art.3 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,…

Elsewhere for June 25, 2017

You should read this for 6/25/2017: Quantum entanglement, science’s ‘spookiest’ phenomenon, achieved in space “In a new study in the journal Science, Pan and his colleagues report that they were able to produce entangled photons on a satellite orbiting 300 miles above the planet and beam the particles to two different…

Elsewhere for June 18, 2017

You should read this for 6/18/2017: Culprit hidden in plain sight in Alzheimer disease development“A new study by researchers at the University of Montana, Universidad del Valle de México, Instituto Nacional de Pediatría, Boise State, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, heightens concerns over the detrimental short- and long-term impact…

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