Tagged: words

Marine Traffic 0

Marine Traffic

As Melville wrote: Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth ; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul ; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses and...

Brother Blue 0

Brother Blue

A local icon died this week. If you’re from the Boston area, you’re familiar with Brother Blue and his stories. He was one of the people who made Harvard Square special. If you’re not...

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Ayn Rand

Two biographies of Ayn Rand (Goddess of the Market and Ayn Rand and the World She Made) came out recently. That’s been the occasion for a number of book reviews which attempt to puzzle...

Regie Gibson 0

Regie Gibson

We had an assembly today we saw a man called Regie Gibson perform poems with his band Neon Juju. He has a daughter that goes to Fiske school in Lexington. The band members are...

Neuronovels 0

Neuronovels

Marco Roth has an interesting article about the Neuronovel in n+1. Neuronovel is his term for a notable trend in fiction over the last decade or so. I’m sure you’ve noticed that in a...

Nonsense 0

Nonsense

The NYTimes had an interesting article yesterday about how nonsense primes your brain for problem solving. It’s based on this research paper: Psychological Science Volume 20, Issue 9, Date: September 2009, Pages: 1125-1131 doi...

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The Plenitude

The Plenitude is an interesting book about creating stuff. Rich Gold worked at places like Sega, Mattel, and PARC. He created a lot of interesting stuff during his career “making stuff for the Plenitude”....

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Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire

I finally got around to reading Rafe Esquith’s book Teach Like Your Hair’s On Fire (my to-read pile has gotten a little deep). You’ve probably heard of Rafe. He’s a fifth grade teacher in...

Kinds of Pauses 0

Kinds of Pauses

We were discussing the different kinds of pauses in spoken English tonight.  Books about rhetoric will tell you that there are grammatical pauses and rhetorical pauses. A grammatical pause indicates the logical relationships between...

Getting rid of the books 0

Getting rid of the books

The Boston Globe recently had an article about changes that Cushing Academy is making to their library. They’re getting rid of all of the books! They’re replacing them with Kindles, flat screen TVs, and...