Resistance is Futile
Ranga has taken up a new habit.
Right around 6:30 every morning, he wakes me up for twenty minutes or so of petting. He's quite insistent about this "us" time.
Of course, my alarm clock is set for 7:00, so I am not thrilled about it. Still, it's hard to be upset with a fluffy ball of purr. I suppose I'll get used to 6:30 in the morning.
- Libraries, Books, & Authors
- Happy birthday, Leo Tolstoy! Everyone remembers his great novels, of course, but you ought not overlook his short stories! I'm particularly fond of Where Love Is, God Is. His non-fiction works are well worth looking at, too! Related: Leo Tolstoy: an epic Google doodle for novelist of 'astonishing scope and vigour' and Leo Tolstoy's 186th birthday: Google doodles the great Russian author's epic novels
- Go Forth and Re-Read Your Favorite Books From Childhood: A Dare
- Can textbook costs be controlled? "Drawn by their promise, universities across the country have begun experimenting with open textbooks."
- American Reader to drop its web content and focus on print
- Nearly half of poor 11-year-olds unable to read books, newspapers and websites This is in Britain, but I wonder how well U.S. students are doing.
- Net & Tech
- What parents should know about Enterovirus D68 Related: Midwest virus may be 'tip of iceberg,' CDC warns
- U.S. Science Suffering From Booms And Busts In Funding
- Bacteria in Bees Could Fight Antibacterial Resistance
- 3-year-old Maui boy receives ‘Ironman’-like 3-D printed hand
- Meet The Next Generation of Waste-Free Food Packaging
- Medicine X: You Belong Here
- Authority Issues (Ferguson Et Al)
- Ferguson Reforms Met With Rancor at City Meeting
- Police Depts Militarizing To Combat 'Returning Vets With PTSD' Related: Urban Shield: after Ferguson, police and suppliers consider fate of military-grade tactical gear
- Alameda Sheriff boots reporter from SWAT show for "unauthorized photos"
- Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Hit by High-Energy Objects, Says Dutch Report
- Berea College Selected for White Coat Ceremony
- Check out this fascinating set of charts on higher education and lifetime earnings.
- Steampunk coffee shop (Cape Town, South Africa) Anyone up for a quick trip to South Africa?