The Case Against Reality. A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.
Song Of My Self-Help: Follow Walt Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’ Tips, appearing in the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. It was uncovered by a University of Houston student, and includes: “The beard is a great sanitary protection to the throat.”
The Neverending Workday – A pervasive cultural norm of work devotion leaves many employees with little time for family, friends, or sleep.
In rural Maine, a life of solitude and larceny. Police say the hermit stole to survive 27 years in the woods.
After ‘The Biggest Loser,’ Their Bodies Fought to Regain Weight. “Contestants lost hundreds of pounds during Season 8, but gained them back. A study of their struggles helps explain why so many people fail to keep off the weight they lose.”
Boston Globe: As great as David Ortiz is, Teddy Ballgame is still No. 1.
America operates under a crazy quilt of voting requirements, “with each state making its own laws for different populations and with challenges to those laws whipping back and forth through the courts. But if the primaries have frustrated the candidates, try being a voter in November.” Including New York.
Former NY State Assembly Speaker Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison. And former NY State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos sentenced to five years for corruption. Those were two of the three most powerful people in state government, along with Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Jaquandor: Music to write swashbucklers by.
K Chuck Radio: Rare tracks.
What does Becky mean? Here’s the history behind Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ lyric that sparked a firestorm. (And me, nearly oblivious to it all.)
Keef cartoon: Nina Simone.
Local legend Ruth Pelham to close Music Mobile. Lack of funds leads the musician to close her beloved program.
GOOGLE alerts (me)
TWC Question Time #36: I Love You, But… Moments from your favorite comics characters you consider particularly embarrassing.
Arthur on the blog balance. I too had a terrible blogging April, but because I work ahead, it wasn’t always as evident. So we may be Blogging Twins™.
Dustbury is blogging. Chaz is my blogging hero.
Ted Cruz solicits me; no, that doesn’t sound right…
I goose Jaquandor; it was not painful.