Alyssa Ford, a former Greenspring colleague of mine, has this great Star Tribune profile of Anatoly Liberman, a University of Minnesota professor who is trying to finish what’s turned into a lifelong project: a comprehensive dictionary of some of the most misunderstood English words. For […]
Some fascinating new research has surfaced as the how language first developed and evolved. According to a recent article published in Nature, language has not developed on a linear path like scholars have always thought. From the story in Wired: “Itâ€™s widely thought that human […]
This video touches me every time I view it. Taken from a documentary called Playing for Change: Peace Through Music, musicians from around the world play together on a rendition of Bob Marley’s classic call for world peace, One Love.
Though an unbeliever, Christopher Hitchens has written a tribute of sorts to the King James Bible which turns 400 years old this year: “Four hundred years ago, just as William Shakespeare was reaching the height of his powers and showing the new scope and variety […]
I’ve just finished The Information by James Gleick, one of the finest science writers in the business. I loved the book and would highly recommend it. To learn more about James Gleick, check out his website here. From Gleicks bio page: His first book, Chaos, […]