Where Do Babies Come From? A Sweet and Honest Primer on How Reproduction Works by Illustrator Sophie Blackall | Brain Pickings
If your New Year's hangover is no longer an issue, you might want to check out Flavorwire's look at "literary libations from famous books."
Letters of Note. (to read) this post links to an aricle about 20-Year-Old Hunter S. Thompson’s Superb Advice on How to Find Your Purpose and Live a Meaningful Life | Brain Pickings
It's okay to start out reading Harry potter, but not because it's a gateway book: In a recent essay at the New York Review of Books, Tim Parks argues against the prevailing notion that it is A-OK for people, particularly young people, to read lowbrow/genre novels because “so lon...
Illustrations by Jenny Chang: When You Love A Book Because of Who It's From
The blunders of our governments
Pentagon anthrax blunder reveals 'chain of errors' in government lab protocols | World news | The Guardian ... [... and the word 'government' is the week link in that chain ...]
Obama's speech, about the end of the anti government era. Possible use as a distraction from recent government blunders