The Quote Of The Month

Posted by on Jun 25, 2012 in Culture, Humor | No Comments

Lyle Denniston has been covering the Supreme Court for 54 years as a reporter (he is 81). After he retired from the Boston Globe a few years ago he started writing for the SCOTUSblog, a little known blog that covers as you might have guessed the Supreme Court. It used to get only a few […]

“He Saw It, He Loved It, He Ate It”

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Art, Books, Quotes | No Comments

Once a little boy sent me a charming card with a little drawing on it. I loved it. I answer all my children’s letters — sometimes very hastily—but this one I lingered over. I sent him a card and I drew a picture of a Wild Thing on it. I wrote, “Dear Jim: I loved […]

Picasso On Inspiration

Posted by on Feb 4, 2011 in Quotes | No Comments

Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working. — Pablo Picasso

This Is Kind Of Disheartening

Posted by on Sep 8, 2010 in Quotes | No Comments

We can suggest what you should do next, what you care about. Imagine: We know where you are, we know what you like. Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google

Idle Musings On Google Wave

Posted by on Jan 30, 2010 in Technology | No Comments

Google Wave was built to show younger people how older people feel when they try to use the Internet. Via @shiflett

Deep Thoughts, Simple Question

Posted by on Nov 18, 2009 in Politics, Quotes | No Comments

A reader at Talking Points Memo (TPM) today asked: How is it that it will take “decades” for history to judge the Bush administration yet we know already that the Obama administration is a failure? That is a pretty darn good question.

Great Opening Lines From Sci-fi Novels

Posted by on Jul 26, 2008 in Books, Quotes | No Comments

IO9’s has done a nice little roundup of their favorite opening lines from science fiction novels. Two I like include: “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” — William Gibson, Neuromancer. “Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own.” — Dan Brown, […]

As Seen On The Internet

Posted by on May 18, 2008 in Culture | No Comments

George Orwell is banging on the lid of his coffin and screaming, “1984 was a cautionary tale, you dolts, not a motivational speech!”

Daily Quote

Posted by on May 2, 2008 in Quotes | No Comments

“Nature is an infinite sphere of which the center is everywhere and the circumference nowhere.” – Blaise Pascal

Opening Page of The Third Policeman

Posted by on Apr 19, 2008 in Books | No Comments

One of my favorite books and opening pages in any novel is Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman: When I awoke again two thoughts came into my head so closely together that they seemed to be stuck to one another; I could not be sure which came first and it was hard to separate them and […]