The degradation of Matt

A rumination on goofy sketches, the perils of reproduction as it plays out in a children’s game, a B-list Hollywood movie, and botany textbooks I read whe...

East Lansing in the NYTimes

Olivia Judson has a great column in the NYTimes about evolution. Today’s column titled “Stop the mutants” is a thought experiment on how evolu...

Of play and games

Some thoughts on play and games inspired by a recent article in the NYTimes Magazine titled “Taking Play Seriously“. Based on the article I argue th...

Street Use

In blogging Kevin Kelly’s piece on “Better than free” (read that post here), I came across another site that he maintains, titled “Stree...

Creativity…

There is an absolutely dull and pointless story in today’s NYTimes on creativity. Though it is titled Eureka! It Really Takes Years of Hard Work, this sto...

The medium is the massage

Nicholas Carr has an interesting post (titled Rewiring the mind) on the findings of a recent study into the information seeking behaviors of scholars. (The full...

Baby Talk

This piece was written sometime early 1996 when we were expecting our first child. I posted it to the web when we were expecting our second. It still reads well...