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Wrongful Life?

The reason I like reading nonfiction so much is because I feel I learn all kinds of weird, wonderful things reading them books. Take Elizabeth Price Foley’s The Law of Life and Death for instance. The book touches on the concept of wrongful … Continue reading

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Free!

Peter Suber’s book “Open Access” has gone open access today. It’s free, free, free! Even better: Open Access is available in a myriad of formats, including not only your run-of-the-mill PDF but also ePub, Mobi, and HTML. Get the book … Continue reading

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The Things One Learns . . .

The things one discovers ambling down the streets of downtown Palo Alto one warm night are many and wondrous. Among them is the lovely store pictured above. What do you think this store does? I haven’t a more much better … Continue reading

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Accessorizing

Is it a bird? Is it a book? Why, it’s my new e-reader cover. For $10 (due to “labor intensity”), Books Beyond Bars will sell you one of these nifty covers that they hand made. The covers came from books that … Continue reading

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I Beg to Differ, Mr. Orwell.

Hat tip to Maria Popova at Brain Pickings for alerting us to George Orwell’s 11 Golden Rules on how to to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are a couple of the 11 nuggets First of all, one should use … Continue reading

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A Very Strange Book

Have any of you read James Q. Whitman’s The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War? As Whitman’s book is no bestseller and my blog no mega popular web spot, I realize the chances … Continue reading

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Death is a Good Time to be Acknowledged.

Death is a good time to be acknowledged. This is only sensible: your death is an occasion to remind people what you may have accomplished in life. It serves as a coordinating mechanism, a reason, or an excuse for people … Continue reading

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