“I had just seen, standing a little way back from the steep ridge over which we were passing, three trees, probably marking the entrance to a a shady avenue, which made a pattern at which I was looking now not for the first time; I could not succeed in reconstructing the place from which they […]Read more "Extinctions to Origins: Nuclear Bombs and Medicine Wheels"
“Now, for instance.” I was listening to an audio file of someone named John Steele, explaining how experiences could be better fixed in memory by noticing details. Not too many, he cautioned, since the mind can only really deal with five or six discrete elements of information at a time. The trick was to choose […]Read more "Music and Memory"
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus is a recently published account of pre-Columbian civilizations by Charles C. Mann arguing that they were older, larger, and more complex than most non-archeologists believe. Helsreach by Aaron Dembsky-Bowden is a “Space Marines Battles Novel” in the Warhammer 40,000 series, set in a dystopian fantasy universe of […]Read more "Helsreach/1491: Archeology and Fantasy"