Posts Categorized: words

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…

Words that Shakespeare invented (or popularized): academe accused addiction advertising amazement arouse assassination backing bandit bedroom beached besmirch birthplace blanket bloodstained barefaced blushing bet bump buzzer caked cater champion circumstantial cold-blooded compromise courtship countless critic dauntless dawn deafening discontent dishearten drugged dwindle epileptic equivocal elbow excitement exposure eyeball fashionable fixture flawed frugal generous gloomy gossip…

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Historically the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on +May 1, 1776 to oppose superstition, prejudice, religious influence over public life, abuses of state power, and to support women’s education and gender equality.

My kind of people. Maybe I am one, and they’re so good it’s a big secret.

Important read about our “Angry Atheists” – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/max-tegmark/angry-atheists_b_2716134.html Upshot: “We need to make sure we don’t try to stop religion’s intolerance and fundamentalism Continue Reading…

1) Studying attention & memory as it is effected by the technology & pace of modern culture. Being off-grid & in nature repairs our tech-hysteria & dependence: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/16/technology/16brain.html?_r=0 2) Continue Reading…