General

The Necessity of Scientific Literacy

Science is pretty neat. It is what allows us to understand and navigate the world in a consistent, predictable way. Science is how we break big questions down into manageable components so we can evaluate the veracity of ideas. The general conception of science is that it is something that only happens in a laboratory setting and is practiced by highly trained and/or educated people.

Philip Roth

I was sad to hear the news that Philip Roth had died on May 22nd, the very day I accepted my new position here at Northshire Bookstore as the new events manager, but he had had a full career and, amazingly, retired from writing fiction in 2012. A perennial candidate for the Nobel, every year I wondered whether that would be the year he won. I have not read his work extensively, but was deeply impressed by the books I know.

The Desert Island Disc Proposition

When I was in high school, musical tastes and fandom were tribal. My small group of friends cross-pollinated our tastes and albums and concert going experiences. Sure, we were individuals deep down, holding our own separate passions closer to the vest when the group itself didn't truly take a shine to a particular group or artist (I remember one of my best friends was truly crazy about Kiss, but also the Raspberries, neither of which disparate groups took hold with our overall party).

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