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September 20, 2021

Just a few things here, nothing big.


Since I grew up in Saudi Arabia, and love paleontology, this article about paleontology in Saudi Arabia was doubly interesting for me.  But it should be for...

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Just some links

September 19, 2021

Just a few links, to keep you off the street today, keep you out of trouble.


Joseph Brodsky’s family’s Leningrad residence—you cannot really say “apartment,” it was only a part of an apartment, as...

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Browsing and serendipity

September 17, 2021

Here's a small older essay on browsing.  I agree with it.

How do we deal with the issue of where we get our accidental discoveries? This piece, that talks about browsing in bookstores, has one idea...

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Ezra Klein, Tyler Cowen, and appreciation

September 15, 2021

I've been listening to a lot more podcasts over the pandemic, particularly on long walks, or when I'm wandering the mountains around my house, looking for interesting stones.  (More on that at some...

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Some new links for you

September 12, 2021

A pictorial history (partial history) of the Corner at UVA.  Many memories here; I arrived in 1997, so one of the pics is from that year, strange to think about part of my life being “history,” but...

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Some links for September 11

September 11, 2021

Hard to believe it was twenty years ago.  I've heard a couple podcasts where people are talking about this, then they admit they were in kindergarten, or ten years old, when it happened.  That seems...

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If you want some more

September 05, 2021

A bit more overcast where I am today, but happily only in outer, not inner, weather.  (Shoutout to Robert Frost, there.)  A pretty restful day, though I could have been more deliberate about it.


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Links for a lovely Saturday

September 04, 2021

We've had blazing heat for the past few weeks, followed by torrential rains, some of them the residue of Hurricane Ida; friends of ours to the South, esp in Louisiana, and to the North, esp in PA/NJ...

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End of the summer

August 31, 2021

Well, the summer got away from me and I didn't keep up with this blog as much as I hoped.  Did you miss it?  I didn't think so.  But if you did, here are a few things I've been reading, that you might...

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A few good links

July 26, 2021

Today I've been thinking about ethical integrity in today's world.  In On War, Clausewitz said "In war everything is very simple; but the simplest things are very, very difficult."  Sometimes everyday...

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