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Runny Babbit

Bookmarking Schools of Thought

This is my genetic material at work. When I was in college I highlighted about one-third of each of my textbooks, even if they were already highlighted by the generations of students who had the book before me. The Husband, on the other hand, comes from the Minimalist School of Bookmarking/Highlighting. If the book was […]

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What the Maker Brought to Work

I had to bring the Maker, age 7, to work with me today. He packed a bag and this is what he brought: DVD player, headphones, and two movies, Tron and Shrek 2 Yo-yo Gameboy and two games, Rayman and Pirates of the Caribbean The Declaration of Independence When I commented (same as you just […]

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Fame and Glory

You might think that because The Husband gigs regularly with a rock and roll band that he has as many admiring fans as a forty-something guy with a groupie wife and three raised-on-rock sons could desire. Yesterday we were walking around the block and he began talking about a book he was going to write. […]

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False Hippo Intelligence

The Maker: So what do hippos eat? The Husband: Hippos are herbivores. That means they eat grass and river weeds and stuff. Me: And fish, they eat fish. The Husband: They do not eat fish, they’re herbivores. Me: They DO eat fish! Remember the poem? “See the handsome hippopotamus / Wading on the river-bottomus / […]

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gothic wonder

gothic wonder

I started reading Mary Modern yesterday afternoon, and read the last shudderingly delicious pages just before midnight. Lyric, gothic, and yet very new millennium, this book brings to mind Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the host of “what if” reprogenetics fiction offerings that followed. The central character, unloved geneticist Lucy Morrigan, successfully clones her grandmother Mary, […]

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Readin' and Cryin'

Readin’ and Cryin’

The 1990 Academy Award-winning movie Ghost is a benchmark in my “films and books that made me cry” life category, capturing an easy Puffs Plus Soothing Care Family Size tissue score, easily brushing past Wilson Rawl’s book “Where the Red Fern Grows” (Marcal Purse N Pocket Facial Tissue Pak) and overturning 1982 film classic E.T.:The […]

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The world has become pornographized

The Porn Myth

This is an incredibly well-written article describing how the world has indeed become pornographized, a situation which has deadened men to real women, “for how can a real womanÂ… possibly compete with a cybervision of perfection, downloadable and extinguishable at will, who comes, so to speak, utterly submissive and tailored to the consumer’s least specification?” […]

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Currently Beside My Bed

1. Wikinomics, by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams Three-quarters read, flagged with post-its, highlighted; very good read 2. Thinkertoys, by Michael Michalko Thumbed through 3. Print Magazine, March/April 07 issue Read, flagged 4. Cursor’s Fury: book three of the Codex Alera, by Jim Butcher Just started, good sci-fi series 5. Fast Company magazine, April 07 […]

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