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Month: November 2004 (page 1 of 2)

Storm drain city.

underground storm drain in Japan
Underground city? No, it’s a storm drain project somewhere in Japan. (via Anil Dash)

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Handy stickers.

Kids! Put these on your textbooks!
disclaimer sticker

This textbook contains material on gravity. Gravity is a theory, not a fact, regarding a force that cannot be directly seen. This material should be approached with an open mind, studied carefully, and critically considered.

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Philosophy matters.

I’m not sure who’s behind it (the name “Werbach” suggests it might be Kevin or Adam), but these 19 Theses about the Democratic party’s massive failure in the past election sure make sense. Obvious sense, but sense nonetheless.

It’s been clear to me since before the election that progressives have lost control of the national dialog.… Read the rest

Mindfulness In Plain English.

Useful, practical book on Vipassana (insight) meditation: Mindfulness In Plain English (via Gary Gach

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Why daddy is a doofus.

Yesterday Clara and I went to the park. I was unshaven (almost no time for personal hygiene in our nonstop weekend schedule), unshowered (ditto), baseball cap pulled down over my messy hair, clothes slightly splattered with food from one of Clara’s meals earlier in the day, shoes still stained with mud from a visit to the pumpkin farm last month.… Read the rest

How to fold a shirt.

Thanks to ReadyMade magazine, I’m now a T-shirt-folding ninja. Here’s the video that shows how you, too, can fold a shirt in 3 seconds and amaze your family and friends. (Old news, I know, but laundry time makes me feel so badass now that I just can’t resist sharing with the few of you who haven’t heard about this yet.)… Read the rest

On the shoulders of giants.

Apparently I’m a scholar — or at least some people think so. If so, it’s news to me–but the citations are sure flattering!

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Just write.

Personally, I like turning off the monitor and just typing blind for awhile.
43 Folders: Hack your way out of writer’s block

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Paint the town purple.

purple magazines
What if we turned everything that’s currently red into purple?

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The Bible is not my book.

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” ~Philip K. Dick

… and some other choice irreligious quotes from George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and Abraham Lincoln, on this useful page: Evolution vs. Intelligent Design Theory

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