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 on mainstream media “With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon…

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?” Via Medium: Chris Coyier I was strongly reminded about the…

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 to be a sullen and solitary vice. Poems live when…

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 over Viking settlements in England “Though some people may think…

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 Wyde” as the ms. has it) is an anonymous lyric…

Elsewhere for February 18, 2017

You should read this for 2/19/2017 :An encouraging thought, life in crystal, of the making of ebooks there is no end; we just need a better way to read, stories with Picts, and twice-baked cookies. Green Shoots (even in the Whitehouse Via The Christian Science Monitor: Microbes that once slumbered…

Elsewhere for February 11, 2017

You should read this for 2/12/2017: Compassionate Canadians, Looting Qumranians, Linguistically undermining evil, Bots fight back, She Persists, and Pho Quebec City Imam’s Profoundly Magnanimous Eulogy Includes White Gunman in List of Victims Excavations in a cave on the cliffs west of Qumran Prove that Dead Sea scrolls from the Second…

Activism and Making Your Vote Count

Contacting your legislators, your Representatives and Senators is both a privilege and a right. It’s also particularly important. I’ve created a page with some US Activism and Engagement Resources to help you contact your elected officials to let them know what’s important to you. Your opinion is important, no matter what…

Elsewhere for February 5, 2017

You should read this for 2/5/2017:  Protection for priests, clams, and refugees, and sauce for chimney Sweepers who eat steak People and Companies Matching ACLU Donations. Secret Room in UK Mansion Tied to King James I Assassination Attempt On the Pacific Northwest coast, indigenous groups are reinvigorating the ancient practice…

Elsewhere for January 29, 2017

You should read this for 1/29/2017: The Wisdom of Jobs, thank your foremothers, it’s not always the Others, and cauliflower can be tasty.  Note: We’ve Placed Trumpery in an Isolation Section at the End You know what… Take my $1.37… I want my PBS. Take my $.46… I am all…

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