What if we are not primarily thinking creatures, but creatures of habit? What if we are not driven mainly by what we know, but by what we love? My review of this powerful book from James K. Smith.
A blog post at Nautilus argues that we need a whole new class of experts who study the science of stupidity. I don't know, but I suspect that such people already exist.
I share (among other things) about a recent visit to my local used bookstore. How has it stayed in business while Amazon dominates the market?
In which I got some sweet books from a used book sale and started reading Sanderson's 'The Way of Kings' despite initial misgivings. Brief updates too on my essay and fiction writing.
Connie Willis' award-winning sci-fi novel 'Doomsday Book' is one of the few time travel stories (that I know of) where a female perspective forms the core of the drama. Is it worth the read?
"None of us know what will happen. Don't spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful thing you can. Try to do that every day. That's it." ~Laurie Anderson
I review Michael Pollan's popular book on food production and going local, and reflect on the merits of his proposal.