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Hurry Up and Have Fun (reprise)

The celebration of life event for my dad is tomorrow. This is the eulogy I will be saying for him then. I reworked parts of an essay I wrote about him with the same title before he passed away in April…

17 Jul 2021 • 6 min read
Just Enough to Get Me in Trouble by Lyle McKeany
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The Cold Dead Hands

This was written at the behest of Jon Roffe for the ASCP The dominant currents of contemporary philosophy are too appropriate to the law of the world (A. Badiou, Happiness) X A century of cures to Plato…

04 Aug 2021 • 18 min read
Forcings by A. J. Bartlett
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On Marios and Zeldas, and Nintendo.

Tomorrow, Nintendo is scheduled to announce their latest numbers for the Nintendo Switch business as of June 30, so I thought about reflecting on what Nintendo is at this current time. Looking at them…

04 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
NintendObs Dailies by Luther DePapier
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Two houses Alike in Dignity.

N.B. This video broadcast apparently aired on August 3rd (yesterday). The print article is not dated. I learned about this event just a few hours ago and will follow up further later on. MMS ( 8/4/21,…

04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
Indie Theology by Michele Somerville
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FDR and the New Deal

The New Deal was a set of reforms and regulations enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as a response to the Great Depression of the late 1920s and early '30s. The programs focused on the 3Rs: relief…

04 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
Intellectual Freedom by Ved Navandar
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French Fallout

So, last week was fun. Context: At Young Fogey, my Patheos spot, I wrote a blog that had been a long time coming about the frustrating arc of erstwhile National Review pundit David French. It was part…

04 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
Further Up by Esther O'Reilly
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The things that make us different, those are our superpowers.*

Art Dyke on Metaphysical Grandma S. Fleming Acrylic on canvas, 42” x 36”. Now on view at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York, U.S.A., in Cladogram, the museum’s 2nd International Juried Biennial…

04 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
Behind a Door by Behind a Door
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Hello!

official headsshot First, let me get the self-promotion out of the way: I’m writing a book! Just kidding. The self-promotion is never going away. I hope to dance around it more artfully in the future.…

04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
👽 Ellen Writes a Book by Ellen Huet
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Road to Omega: a plan to save the world with science and epistemology.

Welcome to Road to Omega. If you are reading this, then you are about to discover an elaborate plan to save the world with science. The plan entails: healing the division in America and abroad by fighting…

04 Aug 2021 • 15 min read
Road to Omega by Bobby Azarian
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Klima Literatur

It’s instructive to try to explain a complicated thing in not-so-complicated terms, as my family reminds me every time I send out this substack. One way to learn is to try explaining things in a foreign…

04 Aug 2021 • 10 min read
q-sharp whydunnit by Jessi Jezewska Stevens
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The Plot Against Plotting

Many of the common critiques of the MFA world and literary fiction are either nonsense, ill-informed, or out of date. But some are true. One of those is that “plot” is too often a dirty word. “Literary…

04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Counter Craft by Lincoln Michel
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Snow White's Coffin

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. design is how it works Steve Jobs, Apple. Design is the most important way in which we communicate with our customers. Where does your design inspiration…

04 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
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August 2021

The Gentleman Homestead I sometimes say we are “homesteading lite”, but I think I like “gentleman homesteading” better. We don’t, strictly speaking, need to homestead. We could live a purely consumerist…

04 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
Applied Complexity Science Monthly Newsletter by Applied Complexity Science
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Why the Company’s Core Values Matter & Should Influence Its Pricing Strategy

Most pricing decision makers tend to focus on one or more of the three basic pricing inputs – costs, customer value, and reference prices. Some go a step further and consider a fourth factor, the value…

04 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
The Pricing Conundrum by Utpal Dholakia
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History Twitter is Good II

Twitter is often a hellscape of pile-ons and bad opinions, but once you find your people, there’s nothing like it. Here are the most thoughtful, vexing, delightful tweets I bookmarked from historians over…

04 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
Study Marry Kill by Alexis Coe
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Evolution of Marx's Philosophical Ideas

The flow charts are an addendum to the essay here Karl Marx: My thoughts on his philosophy

04 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
Sonali’s Jabberwocky by Sonali Ranade
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New post: The New American University

First month of job freedom has been great so far. I spent a couple of weeks in Redondo Beach, a quiet beach town filled with retired and military people, which is basically the perfect place to get creative…

04 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
Monomythical by Nadia Eghbal
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Why Nina Turner Lost

When President Joe Biden selected sitting Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (D-OH) to fill a cabinet position in his administration, that left a vacancy in the House of Representatives. Marcia Fudge represented…

04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Kevin’s Newsletter by Kevin Mahoney
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Announcing Seeds of Science: a New Scientific Journal and Community

Most people who have had significant experience with academic scientific publishing feel that there are many aspects of it which are… let’s say suboptimal (“broken” and “fucked up” might also come to mind…

04 Aug 2021 • 7 min read
Secretum Secretorum by Roger's Bacon
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Interview With A Murderer

We caught up with notorious murderer and anti-vaxxer Chris Liss who has been advocating for spreading COVID as widely as possible to “own the libs.” What follows is a look inside the mind of a dangerous…

04 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
Chris Liss' Newsletter by Christopher Liss
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