Monthly Archives: September 2013

Boston Parks Survey

If you live in Boston, the city is asking you to give them a piece of your mind about our parks. The survey is here (and it’s free! Everybody likes free stuff!)

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We Should Pay People What They’re Really Worth

From “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs” (boldface mine): There is a whole class of salaried professionals that, should you meet them at parties and admit that you do something that might be considered interesting (an anthropologist, for example), will … Continue reading

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Links 9/27/13

Links for you. Science: The time to get flu shots is now For Safer Food, Just Add Viruses Scientists Show That Naps Really Are the Best These Are Some of the Most Otherworldly Creatures You’ll Find on Earth In Bronx … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on ‘Cleanses’…

…are best described by this part from a spoof of Whole Foods: I pass the table where the guy invites me to join a group cleanse he’s leading. For $179.99 I can not-eat not-alone… not-gonna-happen. They’re doing the cleanse where … Continue reading

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Pedagogy Matters: The Fractions Edition

Most education ‘reform’ plans focus on labor management issues, which means little insignificant things like teaching are ignored by our political betters. Myself, I’ve never understood this attitude in academia, where people spend lots of time figuring out what they’re … Continue reading

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Links 9/26/13

Links for you. Science: Climate Change Devastating Ocean Fisherman: ‘Sometimes We’ll Catch 5,000 Pounds Of Jellyfish’ First Octopus Farms Get Growing Mystery over obesity ‘fraud’: Researcher baffled after his results appear in bogus paper. (bizarre) A forgotten but crucial cause … Continue reading

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Bring the Booth to You in Boston

I’m referring to Sukkot, called in English the Feast of Booths. Jews are commanded to have meals in a hut known as a sukkah (this is a holdover from our more agrarian days). Apparently, Boston has a Sukkah-mobile: (observed at … Continue reading

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