Month: March 2009

  • Wendell Berry’s “The Peace of Wild Things.” How is it I didn’t know this poem until today? Wonderful.

  • Thoreau on Paris v. Concord

    I fear the dissipation that traveling, going into society, even the best, the enjoyment of intellectual luxuries, imply. If Paris is much in your mind, if it is more and more to you, Concord is less and less, and yet it would be a wretched bargain to accept the proudest Paris in exchange for my…

  • Had no idea Robert Pinksy grew up in Long Branch. The poet laureate is speaking at Monmouth U this Thursday:

  • Buying seeds for garden at cost cutters in Middletown. Store is going out of biz.

  • No matter how many times you hear them, the solos in All Blues never get stale or predictable.

  • For no printed word nor spoken plea Can teach a student what men should be, Not all the books on all the shelves. Oh no, it’s what the teachers are themselves. John Wooden (UCLA Coach)

  • Learning How to Think

    Learning How to Think Down with the experts!! “The experts’ forecasts were tracked both on the subjects of their specialties and on subjects that they knew little about. The result? The predictions of experts were, on…

  • Reading Whitman Religiously –

    Reading Whitman Religiously – “The path toward a religious appreciation of Whitman was prepared not only by Blake’s prophetic poetry but by Ralph Waldo Emerson.”

  • Mind Hacks: Far from the madding crowd

    Mind Hacks: Far from the madding crowd you could be that “third guy,” so it pays not to be an instigating d-bag. “Judging the fight to begin with the aggressor’s first pointing gesture towards his target, the researchers found that the…

  • One Man Tackles Psychotherapy For The Amish : NPR

    One Man Tackles Psychotherapy For The Amish : NPR “Though Cates does have some mainstream American clients, his small country practice in the Amish community of Topeka serves primarily Amish teenagers, most of them kids, as Cates explains it, in the…