Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You by Sam Gosling My rating: 4 of 5 stars This book is meant to teach you how to learn about people from snooping through their rooms, but it's also a bounty for social media marketers or writers. If your job is in social media, in reading the tea … Continue reading Reading: “Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You”
It's that inevitable moment in the car, again. My wife and I are sitting there, on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, just a little past the peak of hunger, and I am about to turn the key. We both know what's going to happen, but the question is who is going to ask it first. "Where … Continue reading Reading: How We Decide
Did music ever stir your emotions? Make you cry? Laugh? Feel afraid? Feel like getting out of your seat and moving? Yeah, you macho guys are sitting there, going, "No way...music only makes me want to rawk!" Well, maybe so. But what about the stirring, high-pitched violin string as the stalker sneaks up on the … Continue reading Reading: This Is Your Brain On Music
Some interesting notes on the new Hitchhiker's book from The Guardian. It's being published by Penguin, not Hyperion as I reported earlier. (I thought the NPR thing mentioned Hyperion.) It's sanctioned by Adams' wife. It's plotted as a way of bringing Douglas Adams' work to the next generation of readers. Um...on that last point, wouldn't … Continue reading More On The New Hitchhiker’s Book
Eoin Colfer, who wrote the popular childrens book series Artemis Fowl has been tapped to write a sequel to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Now, I like Mr. Colfer okay. I understand his reasoning for not turning down the offer out of hand. And I hope he does a decent job. I read the … Continue reading Why Are They Jumping Up And Down On Douglas Adams’ Grave?
If you're not familiar with Oliver Sacks, he's a neurologist who has sort of popularized the field of brain science in much the same way that Carl Sagan has popularized the field of astronomy. He's written a tall stack of books detailing the unique cases he has come across in his profession, and providing a … Continue reading Reading: Musicophilia by Oliver Sacks