Great is baseball. The national tonic. The reviver of hope. The restorer of...– The Sporting News, 1931 (via @duanexharris)
We don’t need Proust to tell us that memories connect in unforeseen ways....– Remembering a Golden Age of Reading - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
The soul learns in spirals, not direct, linear paths.– Sonia Choquette (via paperlover)
She decided to take a closer look at her competition. Cruz was clearly prolific...– On Amazon, An Uneasy Mix Of Plagiarism And Erotica : NPR
Dennis Loy Johnson, a former academic who is the proprietor of Melville House, a...– The Book Beyond the Book - NYTimes.com
Study: Class size doesn’t matter →
Suzy Khimm, washingtonpost.com Two Harvard researchers looked at the factors that actually improve student achievement and those that don’t. In a new paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, Will Dobbie and Roland Freyer analyzed 35 charter schools, whic… We find that traditionally collected input measures — class size, per pupil expenditure, the fraction of teachers...
NPR: What Should Liam Neeson Punch Next? →
npr: In the upcoming Battleship, if I am understanding the premise, he’s going to fight aliens with boats.
Bird-Watchers Revel in Unusual Spike in Snowy Owl... →
Emanuel announces plan to reopen libraries on... →
Berkeley protesters claim victory in library... →
Friday Poem →
3quarksdaily.com January 20, 2012 Friday Poem Searching for the Dharma . You’ve traveled up ten thousand steps in search of the Dharma. So many long days in the archives, copying, copying. The gravity of the Tang and the profundity of the… http://flpbd.it/Kw0p
In Which I Fix My Girlfriend’s Grandparents’ WiFi... →
mcsweeneys.net Lo, in the twilight days of the second year of the second decade of the third millennium did a great darkness descend over the wireless internet connectivity of the people of 276 Ferndale Street in the North-Central lands of Iowa. … Very well done.
tumblr.com In 5-billion yrs the Sun will expand & engulf our orbit as the charred ember that was once Earth vaporizes. Have a nice day. http://flpbd.it/k0hf
The internet has become so good at meeting our desires that we spend less time...– IN SEARCH OF SERENDIPITY - More Intelligent Life