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New CSF season

It’s that time again. This week was the first delivery of fresh fish from Cape Ann Fresh Catch, the Community Supported Fishery that we’re a member of. This week’s fish was a nice fresh...

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XKCD Color Survey Results

Color names have provoked a lot of philosophical debate over the years. When you say “green” do you mean exactly the same thing that I mean when I say “green”? For example, color naming...

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Jack in the Pulpit

This is the time of year when the jack-in-the-pulpits pop up around here. This year is the best I remember seeing in a long time. There are dozens of them. Jack in the Pulpit...

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Cory Doctorow Book Signing

Last night we went to a book signing at the Coop. Cory Doctorow read from his next book For the Win. For the Win is about kids in south China taking part in gold...

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The Classics Revisited

Jacob Lambert recently had an interesting review of 5 of my favorite books. Caps For Sale Horton Hears a Who! Blueberries For Sal Ferdinand Curious George Flies a Kite What I previously considered whimsical...

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Morality & Reason

The Templeton Foundation recently asked a number of scholars the following question: Does moral action depend on reasoning? Their answers are all pretty interesting. You can check them out here. Several of them reference...

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Cambridge Science Festival

The Cambridge Science Festival is this week. It’s an annual event where scientists and engineers from all over Cambridge come out to show the public how exciting doing science is. We went to a...

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Becoming a Lifeguard

I got certified on Friday. The hardest part of the final testing was rescuing someone from the bottom of the pool and getting them out without them ‘dying’. To do this I needed to...

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World to Come

Last night we went to see cellist Maya Beiser. She was one of the founding members of Bang on a Can. She now does solo work, including a number of pieces where she performs...

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Post-post-partisanship

David Brook’s column this morning is a pretty good analysis of what happened to the promise of post-partisan governance we saw such a short glimmer of a while back. The short version is that...