Software I use

electronic life / Ephemera

Pinpoint for Pinboard by Alex Robinson


English: Dr. E.O. Wilson addresses the audienc...

English: Dr. E.O. Wilson addresses the audience at the dedication of the E.O. Wilson Biophilia center at Nokuse Plantation in Walton County Florida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In fact, I’m not an atheist—I’m a scientist. Atheism is the belief that there is no god, and you declare there is no god: “Come, my fellow atheists, let us march together and conquer those idiots who think there is a god—all these other tribes. We’re going to prevail.”

I would even say I’m agnostic because I’m a scientist. Being an agnostic means saying, dogmatically, that we will never be able to know, so give it up.

via E.O. Wilson on the meaning of human existence: Warnings about Earth’s future and religious faith..

Advice: Stop it!


Some advice from Bob Newhart that my friend Ann just gave me, in re: worrying about my writing —

qotd January 12, 2015


You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.

James Fenton

via Poets on Poetry: A Virtual Village of Discovery and Poetics | Academy of American Poets.

Illustrators respond to Charlie Hebdo magazine attack

art, etc. / Current Affairs / terrorism

Illustrators respond to Charlie Hebdo magazine attack.

qotd January 1, 2015


The very reason I write is so that I might not sleepwalk through my entire life.

Zadie Smith

Her last pictures

Dog-blogging / Ephemera

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Sophia Kovalevskaya Dog Niehoff