Category: General

Allergy to originality

08/01/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
You can read about it in Wikipedia.   http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/opinion/allergy-to-originality.html more »

John Galt

07/20/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General, Bread
I just stumbled on this. It appears that the world stumbled upon it in Jan 2012, yet Scalzi wrote it in 2010. The issue with this (and any other political argument) is that the chances of changing a political viewpoint with argument is pretty much pr… more »

Everything you didn't know about comma usage, and it's alot.

06/25/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/the-most-comma-mistakes/   If I’ve seen it once, I’ve seen it a thousand times. I’m referring to a student’s writing a sentence like: I went to see the movie, “Midnight in Paris” with my friend, Jessie.… more »

The psychology of cheating...

06/11/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
A new book by Dan Ariely, “The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty”, may reinvigorate the discussion. Mr Ariely is a social psychologist who has spent years studying cheating. He also teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has no time for… more »

Places to get away

05/23/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/05/27/travel/six-sites-that-curate-lodging-options-so-you-dont-have-to.html?pagewanted=1&src=dayp more »

The visible hand of government

05/13/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/opinion/sunday/fables-of-wealth.html?src=me&ref=general Mandeville believed the individual pursuit of self-interest could redound to public benefit, but unlike Adam Smith, he didn’t think it did so on its own… more »

she blinded me with...

05/11/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
The success of science gives us every reason to continue to pursue its experimental method in search of further truths. But science itself is incapable of establishing that all truths about the world are discoverable by its methods. http://opinion… more »

Jackie

05/10/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General

fear

05/07/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/fear-and-cycling/?hp Like many people, I like to set aside a few hours every day, generally between 3 and 6 a.m., to lie quietly thinking about everything that could go horribly wrong with my life and a… more »

Watch TeeVee: Die Earlier

04/29/12 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
If those numbers seem abstract, consider a blunt new Australian study. In it, researchers determined that watching an hour of television can snip 22 minutes from someone’s life. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/sunday-review/stand-up-for-fitness.ht… more »

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