Three things are too wonderful for me;four I do not understand:the way of an eagle in the sky,the way of a snake on a rock,the… Read More »The feel of the thing; or, embodied knowledge
These might be the most important qualities for doing anything. Talent In every interview I’m asked what’s the most important quality a novelist has to… Read More »Haruki Murakami on Writing: Talent. Focus. Endurance.
The Art of War is one of those stone-cold classics that not many people have read, despite its widely touted relevance beyond military applications (i.e.… Read More »Sun Tzu and the Non-Profit (1): Foundations
I’ve been using Python with pandas on and off to automate analysis of reading-test data at the non-profit where I work. If you’re regularly analysing… Read More »Resources: Python (pandas) for Data Analysis
Aux armes, citoyens,To arms, citizens, Formez vos bataillons,Form your battalions, Marchons, marchons !March, march! Qu’un sang impurAbreuve nos sillons !Let an impure bloodWater our furrows!… Read More »Blood, Bones and Building; or, Love’s Labours
… it was the two extremes of human population range that fascinated him most of all. They very young and the very old – both… Read More »Arthur C. Clarke on Immortality and Decadence, Death and Life
Two recommendations today, one via Marginal Revolution, the other from Hacker News, both worth the time. Manvir Singh on the Myth of Primitive Communism In… Read More »Primitive Communism and Armadillo Legs; Jangle, Fuzz and Transcendence