Category Archives: Uncategorized

Two Very Interesting Devices

I seldom recommend products other than books, but I’ll make an exception in this case because I’ve recently acquired two products that I think are exceptional. Furthermore, these products could enhance the lives of people with certain disabilities. I cannot … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Serial

My favorite niece, Jacqueline, listens to lots of podcasts. She recently invited me to listen to a National Public Radio (NPR) podcast about a popular high school girl in Baltimore who was murdered, and I quickly got hooked on it. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This and That from Here and There

Just for the fun of it, I’ve chosen some items from the internet that you might enjoy. None of them are about books, and none of them are too heavy. I hope you’ll take time to explore them. 18 Maps … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nature Notes

I never intended to write an article about nature, but I found two items that were just too good to pass up.  So consider this a Book Notes Plus extra. _ _ _ For years I have enjoyed watching a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Academic Earth

Have you ever taken a course at Harvard, MIT, the University of Oxford, Yale, or perhaps the University of Western Sydney?  Would you like to take one?  Free?  I’m not joking.  Through the internet, free courses taught by professors at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Caroline Criado-Perez and the Trolls

When you step from the shadows into the sunlight, you become more vulnerable to attacks by all sorts of creeps.  That’s what Caroline Criado-Perez found out recently.  Criado-Perez is the feminist activist who campaigned to have Charles Darwin’s image replaced … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

God’s Architect and the Sagrada Família

On June 7, 1926 a shabby looking, bearded old man walking down a street in Barcelona, Spain was hit and critically injured by a tram.  Many thought he was a derelict, so it was a while before anyone bothered to … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Uncategorized | Leave a comment