Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category

E Pluribus Unum

October 28, 2011 Leave a comment

The BBC has a cool feature everyone should check out. It’s a great way to gain some perspective on our common humanity. I’m humbled by my insignificance and grateful for how fortunate I am to be one of many.


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September Hike

September 16, 2011 Leave a comment

Off to hike the Whites in New Hampshire for the weekend.

(Arethusa Falls by Pear Biter)

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The Rum Ration Ran Out

August 9, 2011 1 comment

I’m back from my caribbean cruise. Hope to be back to regular posting shortly.

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Not Alone Anymore

May 26, 2011 1 comment

My two friends are getting married this weekend so there won’t be any updates. Here’s some reading to tide you over along with some prudent advice on marriage by Bertrand Russell. I probably won’t recommend the best man use this in his speech.

Many husbands and many wives will forgo their own pleasures out of jealousy of the pleasures that they imagine their partners as desiring. It is much more harmful to object to other people’s pleasures than it is to be a trifle selfish in pursuing one’s own, and a certain amount of social separateness of husband and wife is necessary if they are not to become dull and incapable of finding anything to say to each other. “Marriage” 13 November 1931

Brad DeLong on the economy and economics.

Matthew Yglesias in The American Prospect on the US-Israel relationship.

Tedy Bruschi on climbing Kilimanjaro.

In anticipation for our bachelor party festivities, Jacob Sullum on “The Most Dangerous Drug.”

Sean Carroll on “Physics and the Immortality of the Soul.”

Buy Christopher Hitchens’ essay on Osama Bin Laden.

Pam Belluck in The New York Times on testing’s effect on learning.

In continuing a recent theme here on the blog, David Weiman on buddhism and neuroscience.

Plus, an appropriately awesome picture from a cool tumblr:

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6 Stitches, ctd: Pass Some Time

August 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Not sure if I’ll be able to do this for a few days… you know, the injury and all…

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6 Stitches

August 16, 2010 4 comments

Well I injured my hand trying to polish a wine glass today. 

I want to thank the helpful and kind nurses and doctor who patched me up. I wanted to share my thoughts on a variety of different issues today and tomorrow but I’m going to play it by ear since it is really hard to type. Soon enough I’ll be back in action…

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