Tagged: words

Jim Blinn’s Corner 0

Jim Blinn’s Corner

This is really a note to self sort of post. I’m always searching through my back copies of CG&A for something that Jim Blinn wrote in his Jim Blinn’s Corner column. He had great...

Enough 0

Enough

in honor of Raj Rajartnam‘s conviction today, I’d like to mention a book I really enjoyed recently. Enough is by John C Bogle, the founder of Vanguard. He has a lot of opinions about...

Topic Sentence 0

Topic Sentence

We went to see Ira Glass last night. He gave a very interesting talk interspersed with audio fragments from his radio show. Most of his talk was about telling stories. Why it’s such a...

The Amoeba’s Tale 0

The Amoeba’s Tale

I mentioned Margret Atwood’s Twitter experiences back in March. The Guardian posted a nice interview with her the other day. It touches on science, literature, comics, hockey, and her new invention the Long Pen....

Cooks Source 1

Cooks Source

We post a lot of recipes on this blog, so we’ve been following this week’s Cooks Source scandal with interest. If you haven’t heard the story, there was a pretty good story about it...

Bedside Table II 0

Bedside Table II

OK, I got behind again, just like last time. Here’s a collection of short reviews of books I’ve been reading recently. I don’t have time to give any of them their due, but perhaps...

Doctorow’s First Law 0

Doctorow’s First Law

Cory Doctorow had an interesting article in Publisher’s Weekly yesterday. It’s an update on one of the subjects he was talking about at the book signing we went to a few months ago. He’s...

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No More Jolly Japes?

Growing up I loved reading Enid Blyton books, but they were starting to feel dated even when I was reading them in the 60s and 70s. Apparently the publisher is going to address this...

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I Write Like

Have you seen I Write Like? It’s a simple webpage with a text field. You paste in a bunch of text you wrote. They analyze it, and then they give you the name of...

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4th of July

Yesterday we all went canoeing on the Concord river. It’s been really hot this weekend, so the river was an awfully nice place to be. We went to the South Bridge Boat House and...