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The three fears of Charles Darwin and the writing of The Origin of Species

Three fears haunted Charles Darwin during the 15 years it took him to write and publish his history-changing work, <i>The Origin of Species</i>.<p>Two of them …

Opening Day 2018: Casey at the Bat

<b>Opening Day Slide</b><p>It’s finally here: <b>Opening Day 2018.</b><p>I can think of no better way of announcing the opening day of the baseball season than with a …

More than just free audiobooks: LibriVox offers plays, poetry, more

William Shakespeare is still on my mind, and I recently thought it was would be cool to <i>listen</i> to some Shakespeare rather than <i>read</i> him. After all, he …

Peter Piper and his pickled peppers: Our love for alliteration

<i>Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers; if Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.</i><p>…

Hardback books: what’s the point? Money, prestige, space

Why do publishers continue to issue hardback books when most books are either paperbacks or digital.<p>The <b>Guardian of London</b> put this question to …

The lost eloquence of the sports page

<b>“Outlined against a blue-gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as Famine, Pestilence, Destruction, and</b> …

Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt: Masters of radio

When Japanese warplanes bombed Pearl Harbor on the morning of <b>December 7, 1941</b>, news of the event filtered into the American psyche and conversation …

Inspiration for a genius: recent discovery of a book that Shakespeare may have used for his writing

The workings of the mind of a genius — and where that genius comes from — are forever fascinating.<p>What made Monet paint the way he did?<p>Where did …

The world’s most nutritious foods: relax, you’re probably eating some of them

I don’t usually venture into the realms of food and its preparation (above my pay grade, I am told), but I thought this was interesting. On the</b> …

Happy birthday, Mr. Lincoln

Happy birthday, Mr. Lincoln!<p>Much of my painting lately has include <b>caricature</b>, so I am happy to present this one to those interested in this site.<p>I …

Leonardo’s journals; eyewitness to the biggest event of the first century; football art and the First Amendment; newsletter Feb. 9, 2018

<i>This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (3,317) on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.</i><p>Hi,<p>This has been <b>The Week of Interesting Things</b> for me. Most …

The passing of writer Ursula K. Le Guin sparks an important reconsideration of her work

<b>Ursula Le Guin</b> wrote extraordinary stories about extraordinary topics. She is pigeon-holed as a science fiction or fantasy writer, and that she was. …

Literature

Pliny the Younger: a top-notch Roman journalist, Part 1: An insight into the early Christian community

<b>Pliny the Younger</b> is never listed as a journalist, but he should be.<p>This extraordinary Roman (he lived from 61 to about 113 A.D.) was a lawyer, …

Ancient History