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May 20, 2013

Read It: ‘Minds Are The Strangest Thing’ by Giles Harvey in The New Yorker

Really fascinating read, this one. Give yourself a minute and make sure you’re properly dosed up on caffeine, because it’s heavy reading, but worthwhile. A few highlights below. (Bolded stuff was bolded by me, not The New Yorker.) To catch thought as it flies has long been an ambition of the high-end literary novel.  Nabokov...
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Quote: Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) On How To Relax

“We’re not really taught how to recreate constructively. We need to do more than find diversions; we need to restore and expand ourselves. Our idea of relaxing is all too often to plop down in front of the television set and let its pandering idiocy liquefy our brains. Shutting off the thought process is not...
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