• Ichthyo: The Architecture of Fish

    Jan 29, 04:19 PM

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    There are lots of amazing coffee table and photo/art books out there. But I don’t think I’ve ever come across one that I’ve wanted so bad! At the crux of science and art you find books like this:

    “Ichthyo — Originally created to preserve a record of scientific samples, the black and white X-rays of fish at the Smithsonian Institution have emerged as astonishing works of art in their own right....

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  • Vonnegut Passes

    Apr 12, 11:25 AM

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    Kurt Vonnegut is dead at 84.

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  • Free Happiness

    Dec 4, 02:43 PM

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    LibriVox has free audiobooks. And if you’re a weirdo like me and have a fetish for reading out loud, you can volunteer to add to their collection!

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  • Poem du Jour

    Apr 19, 03:27 PM

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    maggie and milly and molly and may

    maggie and milly and molly and may
    went down to the beach (to play one day)

    and maggie discovered a shell that sang
    so sweetly she couldn’t remember her troubles,and

    milly befriended a stranded star
    whose rays five languid fingers were;

    and molly was chased by a horrible thing
    which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and

    may came home with a smooth round stone
    as small as a world and as large as alone.

    For...

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  • Absence

    Jul 18, 11:38 PM

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    My problem is often that i get too sucked into reading and my theory is that reading is really the lazy man’s writing. I get the New Yorker every week and have to make sure I’m on top of it so they don’t pile up. Add National Geographic monthly, occassional BC Magazines, Audubon magazines and scientific papers I bring home from work, regular web site and newspaper perusings, and the typical full length...

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