Summer Ball by Lupica

I picked up Summer Ball by Mike Lupica from Soham this evening, and ended up finishing it at one go (another excuse for not working on our AACTE presentation). ...

Eye Twisters

Eye Twisters: Ambigrams & other Visual Puzzles to Amaze and Entertain is a book edited by Burkard Polster, a professor of mathematics at Monash University....

Sita sings the blues

I have been following Nina Paley’s career for a while now. I first found out about her through the now defunct Desi website, badmash.com and have tracked ...

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...

The perception of taste

A new study (with brain scanning no less) indicates that the more expensive the wine the better it tastes. As the MindHacks article (Higher price makes cheap wi...

Palindromic Poetry

A few years ago I got bitten by the bug of Palindromic Poetry – poems that double back on themselves, that can be read this way, or that. This is consiste...