OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.– Steve Jobs’s final words. A beautiful eulogy by Mona Simpson.
The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors,...– Voltaire (via booksrockmyface)
(via The Penguin Blog: Design to get you hiding under the covers) Just picked up the Bierce on Halloween sale. Cool to see the the behind the scenes on this series. Plus ♥ Penguin, always.
Why Read Moby-Dick? — By Nathaniel Philbrick —... →
At Waldorf School in Silicon Valley, Technology... →
Not really at all a fan of the Waldorf method (big rant there), but I dig the general luddite contrarian thing here.
Tent Libraries Occupy Boston and Beyond -... →
Books are awesome. Though lol @ the typical lefty reading material (reading the classics can be a pretty radical act) and lmao @ not using Dewey because he’s a fascist, or something.
Who You Are - NYTimes.com →
”[…] people are complicated and bizarre.”
Drink - For the Perfect Martini, Wetter Is Better... →
“Winston Churchill didn’t drink his martinis with vermouth. But you’re not Winston Churchill, are you?”
Occupy the Classroom - NYTimes.com →
“That will seem naïve and bizarre to many who chafe at inequities and who think the first step is to throw a few bankers into prison. But although part of the problem is billionaires being taxed at lower rates than those with more modest incomes, a bigger source of structural inequity is that many young people never get the skills to compete. They’re just left behind.”
St. John’s College Puts Emphasis on What Teachers... →
Gotta love St. John’s.
Hollywood Dishonors the Bard - NYTimes.com →
This movie sounds terrible. (Notice my in depth and lengthy thoughts today).
‘Secrets of Archimedes’ at Walters in Baltimore -... →
Possibility Is Thrust of 100-Year Starship Study -... →
Pretty far out, man.
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still...– Carl Sagan (via riskpig)
Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long...– Alfred Whitney Griswold (via reneemallett)