I go through months of remembering I have a Google reader and months that I don’t.
I also went through a summer of talking about The Broken Windows theory of crime, after a re-read of Malcolm Gladwell‘s The Tipping Point. Derek Powazek recently posted a link to an Economist article tidily recapping the theory. Gladwell, by the by, has a new book out this month – Outliers – it was somewhat panned by the NYT book review.
I am not exaggerating when I say that Gina and I have spoken all three of the quotes included in Fussy’s atheist editorial. I can’t take credit for the desert one – that was Gina.
Via the always-read Mark Larson, Austin Kleon captures a sensation that Elise and I frequently experience and discuss in light of our introduction to house-hunting, summarized thusly:
I wonder about this proximity of bodies. I wonder how we will grow in a bigger space, with an upstairs and downstairs. How our changing spatial relationships might alter our story…
What I Learned Today is the blog of an inquisitive woman who, amongst other activities, took the time to look up all of the ingredients listed on her yogurt. After reading them, neither of us plan to eat yogurt again anytime soon.
Our Institution is linking to me; I’m not sure why, but they’re fun to read. Chris Puzak also links to me. I am friends with his wife, and he used to write scathingly hilarious editorials for my college newspaper (which sharply declined in quality after his graduation).
My open mic for tonight was cancelled, so we’re heading to jeweler’s row to pick up Elise’s wedding band! Then I have to learn how to thrash for my extra-special holiday drum rehearsal this weekend with Chas.
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