Posts Categorized: books

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy; A Love note to Douglas Adams (dates not precise) About 1984, my father bought an IBM XT with a 10MB hard drive and 3.5 floppy, with a Hayes 1200 baud modem.  It was Continue Reading…

If all that is too hippy, too arcane….. self awareness of people ingesting my words quite a bit after my last breath, the earnest humanistic love trumping self shame from sounding so giddily loving and portently 3rd person, me.. a voyuer watching your reaction while long past into shadow….

That Cat was the NAAaaazZZzzzzz. Can you dig infinity? Because I can. In fact, it makes me want to read this book: http://www.economist.com/node/18438055?story_id=18438055 The Beginning Continue Reading…

So contemplate this: For millions of years, our male ancestors are scampering about, throwing rocks at pigeons, running after baby antelopes and wrestling them to the ground, forming a single line of shouting, running hunters and trying to terrify a herd of startled warthogs upwind. Imagine that their lives depend on hunting skills and teamwork. Much of their culture is woven on the loom of the hunt. Good hunters are also good warriors. Then, after a long while—a few thousand centuries, say—a natural predisposition for both hunting and teamwork will inhabit many newborn boys. Why? Because incompetent or unenthusiastic hunters leave fewer offspring. I don’t think how to chip a spearpoint out of stone or how to feather an arrow is in our genes. That’s taught or figured out. But a zest for the chase—I bet that is hardwired. Natural selection helped mold our ancestors into superb hunters.

I am straight ripping this off and reblogging this from Wilbur Hot Springs, a historic hotel and hot springs that I work with here in Northern California.  It’s epic information, and is so vital I don’t Continue Reading…