People accumulate digital keepsakes. What is the best way to keep these?
Math and Beauty
Understanding creates a deeper appreciation for the things around us, and allows us to infer unseen things.
Symbols and Association
The feelings associated with typefaces change over time.
Science is a Sugar Cube
An odyssey in household dialect.
Sea of Information
The Wende Muesum in Los Angeles has book-lined halls. The books are written in a language I do not understand, using an alphabet I do not know.
Hiking is a great activity. The only equipment you need is shoes. Also, a network of geosynchronous satellites connected to a miniature portable computer that tells you where the heck you are.
Mourning is about adapting to new circumstances.
What Mourning Feels Like to Me
After my mother died, I learned a few things about mourning.
Wisdom Comes from Pain
A wise woman once said, “Wisdom comes from pain. If you’re lucky, it’s someone else’s pain.”
Music from the 21st Century: How I Found Remembered Sound
Once upon a childhood, I sat in a living room and listened to a record. Decades later, I wanted to hear those mostly-forgotten sounds again. This is the story of my quest to find them. I remembered a heavily synthesized quality to the music. It made me think of science fiction. Part of the music […]