High school graduation time is here, which means that over-achieving young women across America are preparing for the next phase of their lives–matriculation (which is not as painful as it sounds) at an expensive four-year liberal arts college. One of them is the daughter of friends.…Continue
An Art Degree Could Give You a Leg Up on the Robots
Submishmash, linking to article on Quartz
We were sitting in Life Drawing 101 when I noticed the new guy roll into the back of class. He was sleek, with a steely look, although I couldn’t tell if it was actually titanium. So many of the newer bots are…Continue
Minimalist/realist short-story writer Raymond Carver was fired from his job as an editor of science textbooks because of his inappropriate writing style.
Photosynthesis is an important process. I mean it’s extremely important. It’s the source of food for almost all organisms on earth. Except for Doreen, my wife, who lives on cheese curls and diet soda except when we have company over. Which isn’t all that often. Her brother,…Continue
As I drained the dregs of coffee from my Styrofoam cup, I stared out the window at the non-descript parking lot below and let my mind wander. Let’s see, only 801 days until retirement, not that I’m counting or anything, if–and it’s a big if–I don’t get killed on the job first.
Perhaps sensing my sense of inner unrest, my long-time partner Mike…Continue