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Emily Yoffe Learns ‘The Secret’

Emily Yoffe at Slate.com recently wrote a piece for the Human Guinea Pig column regarding The Secret. I haven’t read the book myself, but I did read The Power of Intention which I am to understand is a similar concept. Emily retells her two month account of following the book’s…Continue Reading

Raquy Danziger Workshop

Saturday I took a workshop with Raquy Danziger of Raquy and the Cavemen. She’s touring for her latest album release, “Naked.” I’ve been looking forward to this workshop since before it was actually being offered with her busy touring schedule. Perseverance paid off and the schedule was finally updated to…Continue Reading

Too Zune to Tell

I got a Zune for Christmas – a wonderful gift, really. I really wanted to get into the iPod/Zen/etc. scene, but I wasn’t that interested in the whole iTunes thing. I also want video to be a comfortable size and 4:3 aspect ratio. The Zune has that, and is still…Continue Reading

Ed Gein

I took a morning stroll through man’s disturbing past and read some articles about Ed Gein recently. If you’re planning on reading through this man’s history, you should probably do so a little later in the day. Gein is the man who inspired such characters as Buffalo Bill (Silence of…Continue Reading

Cecil Gives us the ‘Straight Dope’

Always hilarious and oft insightful, Cecil Adams writes information tidbits in newspaper columns around the nation as well as his own books. One is given the sense that Cecil is all-knowing, though the occaisional smart-ass will prove this technicall incorrect. I own one of his books and enjoyed very much.…Continue Reading

The Red Tent

I’ve just recently finished “The Red Tent” by Anita Diamant. The book was very enjoyable, though tedious for me at first. It was actually when I could compare the story of Jacob and his family from the Bible that the story became most interesting. I enjoyed hearing the comparisons and…Continue Reading

Metaphysiology: My Word, not Theirs

I thought I invented the word metaphysiology just now. Meta- being the state of something being in an advanced or super state, physique/physical representing the anatomy, and finally -ology being the study of. Together that gives you the “scientific study of superhuman qualities or powers.” Alas, the New Age folks…Continue Reading

Meet a New Book Every Day

Range patterns match from the first occurence of one pattern to the first occurence of the second pattern, then match for the next occurence of the first pattern to the next occurence of the second pattern, etc.

Weight Watcher’s Recipes (circa 1974)

Candy Boots has done some brilliant work resurrecting old recipe cards from the genius of Weight Watchers. My wife and friend, Amanda, had the idea to put together some product shots of the recipes highlighted on Candy Boots’ site. If we’re among the first 20 to do so, we’ll get…Continue Reading