Archive for December, 2010

Giving Borges his due

Translator and editor Suzanne Jill Levine talks about Borges and his five volumes of nonfiction and poetry published by Penguin Classics. 7-minute audio essay and pdf transcript.

Continue Reading December 17, 2010 at 2:46 PM Leave a comment

My old flame

On my way to work one morning, I spied an old flame. He had an unkempt, professorial look and he was dragging a trolley full of books behind him. Could I still be enamored of such a shlumpy looking personage?

Continue Reading December 12, 2010 at 4:30 PM 1 comment

Cooking and Eating Tips

Tom Hudgens gives a brief overview of the recipes and basic food philosophy that went into the production of The Commonsense Kitchen: 500 Recipes and Lessons for a Hand-crafted Life.

Continue Reading December 5, 2010 at 9:24 PM Leave a comment

Just let me sleep!

A computer scientist I know reportedly gets by on four or five hours of sleep a night. By four in the morning, and often earlier than that, he is at his computer working out an algorithm, answering e-mail or reading the blogs he follows. Much to my dismay, I just waste my time when I can’t sleep, and the only thing I manage to accomplish is a higher state of anxiety.

Continue Reading December 5, 2010 at 4:34 PM 2 comments


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