Delusional Donkişot (Don Quixote), driven mad by books. Armed and armored with antique language and an the outmoded conviction that there is a space for adventures and a need for knights, that he can journey out from the symbolic into real, from chivalric rules to the immersive truth, from the way things should be to […]Read more "Windmills, Language, and the Magic of Taboo"
“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"