Friday, August 17, 2018
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J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes: 10 Mystical Excerpts from ‘The Hobbit’

J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” follows hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he reluctantly goes on an adventure toward dragon-guarded treasure with Gandalf the wizard and 13 dwarves. Along the way, the troop defies death against many a foe but also is boosted [...]

August 2, 2018 Music & Arts, Reflections

Where’s That Viagra for Memory?

Nearly 20 years later, we’re still searching for the little blue pill for learning. [...]

June 25, 2018 Health, Journalism/Communications, Tech

The Animal Collective

Scientists race to sample undiscovered species before they vanish — even as many sit on museum shelves. [...]

June 11, 2018 Journalism/Communications, Nature & Wildlife, Travel & Culture

John Steinbeck Quotes: 5 Plodding Excerpts from ‘Of Mice and Men’

John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men” tells of complementary yet contentious partners George and Lennie and their quest to acquire a place of their own so they can “live off the fatta the lan’.” Here are five of my favorite [...]

June 11, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections

My Favorite Reads: Vonnegut and King and Hemingway, Oh My!

The world is filled with a seemingly endless amount of good books and authors, past and present. Here are some of my favorites, with links to well-crafted, thought-provoking excerpts from the works. “Slaughterhouse Five” By Kurt Vonnegut “On Writing” By Stephen [...]

May 25, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Reflections

Phil Lesh Quotes: 10 Time-Tripping Ones from ‘Searching for the Sound’

“Searching for the Sound: My Life with the Grateful Dead” is Phil Lesh’s 2005 autobiographical exploration of himself and his decades of playing bass with what is arguably the 20th century’s hardest-working rock band. He especially digs into the Dead’s [...]

May 25, 2018 History, Music & Arts, Travel & Culture