“League sources” (not us; must be some other League) announce that the New England Patriots are about to sign Tim Tebow, who, it should be noted, has never lost to Eli Manning in the Super Bowl. UPDATE: According to ESPN… Continue Reading
We’re continuing Brief Lives, with Mike Schilling and Glyph recapping Chapters 7 and 8, respectively. Glyph’s introduction to Sandman, in three parts, here, here, and here. Preludes and Nocturnes recaps here: Glyph and Patrick tackled the first four issues, Jaybird… Continue Reading
As I warned JHG, once you start recommending Bach pieces, it’s hard to stop. Here are two more I had to share: First, this astonishing thing, which might be the reason the universe was created: Second, this, which is almost… Continue Reading
Jack Vance died a few days ago at the age of 96. He was one of the best writers you’ve probably never heard of, someone who applied a caustic view of humanity, a dry wit, and an extraordinary command of… Continue Reading
A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; — John Keats Following the cut, some music that has nothing in common except that I consider it to be exceptionally beautiful.
Alternative bar fight question: Who would win a fistfight between Captain Kirk (the William Shatner version) and Captain Picard?
I grew up rooting for a baseball team that at best was not quite good enough and not infrequently was just god-awful, and whose rivals, the spawn of Satan down south and the carpetbaggers across the bay, were often successful… Continue Reading
Professor Phil O’Mathy, lunching with his colleague Mal Honnet, was bemoaning the state of mathematics education. “Here we are, in one of the great institutions of learning in the world, and yet I doubt one in a hundred could even… Continue Reading
Today we’re starting Brief Lives, with Jason Tank recapping chapter 1 and MikeS chapter 2. Glyph’s introduction to Sandman, in three parts, here, here, and here. Preludes and Nocturnes recaps here: Glyph and Patrick tackled the first four issues, Jaybird… Continue Reading
“Profesor O’Mathy?” There had been a knock on his office door. Professor Phil O’Mathy opened it and saw that it was Brenda Evans, from his first-year calculus class. While she was the sort of student he usually disdained, inattentive and… Continue Reading