Browsing Month March, 2003

“Tune out, turn off, try living life yourself” by Paul Jackson from the South Dakota

;This rat race we whine about is a figment of our imagination. Previous generations (strenuously) worked far longer hours, yet found—no, they took the time—to build the communities we take for granted today. Our pioneer ancestors invested their time wisely. What we lack is the resolve to entertain ourselves, having abdicated that duty to a more…

“The barns were burning fast and easy. So were the hayricks and the thatched roofs of cottages. As they were leaving the village, people looked back to see whose cottage was already on fire and whose not yet. This had happened many times before, all through the long history of these villages. But their incorrigible, more…

All Superpowers Have Penalties

This American Life, one of the best things to happen to radio since Fibber McGee and Molly, features a dilemma this week: Given the choice between the super powers of invisibility or super-speed flight, which would you choose? This is, at its heart, a comic book geek’s question. It’s the kind of thing discussed by more…

Kwashiorkor i

Kwashiorkor is a disease caused by insufficient protein intake, with symptoms including reddish hair and a distended belly.