They’re fixing the gates at Smith College.
Heaven knows they need them. The Grecourt Gates, named for the chateau ...
FOREWORD BY OTTERAY SCRIBE (her father):
Her full name is Brandi Nicole Stanley.
I am her father.
Remember her, please.
She never wrote a diary after registering, because she never thought ...
Her name was Brandi Nicole Stanley.
Please remember her.
She lost her battle with cancer the evening of Memorial Day, last Monday. I was with her, holding her hand, as I had promised.
'Tis summer, and time for a middle aged woman's fancies to turn to thoughts of bad books.
Not only bad books, of course. I picked up several excellent books at Kalamazoo last week, two of which I'...
A wild boar and domestic pigs from Darwin's The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication
In 2001, Michael Pollan authored a fine popular science book called ...
So Ayn Rand built a whole philosophy, and a literary career, around the cold-heartedness that comes naturally to a sociopath/psychopath, redefining this lack of feeling as a character strength ...
"I've been Ayn Randed and nearly branded a Communist because I'm left-handed" -Paul Simon. I learned that lyric very well as a teenager, listening to Simon and Garfunkel's A Simple Desultory ...
The Cat's Eye Nebula as seen by the Hubble Space Telescope in the constellation Draco. Click to embiggen
Ask anyone to name a telescope and odds are one answer will come up every time: Hubble. Not ...
I recently came out of a Harris Teeters in Raleigh, NC, and was putting my groceries in the car, when I noticed a note attached to the passenger side windshield. I figured someone must be ...
My family came from The Garden of Wales.
This may surprise long-time readers of these diaries, many of which begin with a story about my upbringing in the less than bucolic suburbs of Pittsburgh, ...