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alpacalypseI’ve now got 4 of the most charming bookmarks ever! Alpacas!! Thank you, SuziQ!

Off they go romping into 2017 to reignite some of the reading that has been pushed too far aside the past 3 months —

  • Alice, one of my twins, dances off into my Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, by Douglas R. Hofstadter.
  • Alison, my other twin, grazes for but a moment in Petrarch’s Songbook a verse translation by James Wyatt Cook. She gets easily distracted and can be found prancing most anywhere.
  • Albert, the eldest, plays in Auto-Da-Fé, by Elias Canetti, translated by C.V. Wedgwood.
  • Alan, the baby of the herd, finds her fun in Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, by Condoleezza Rice.
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30 December 2017 at 12:21 pm

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Suggestive Social Science?!

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“But if you’re like most people—and social science suggests that you and I are like most people—…”

The Timely Science of Successful Resolutions
—Daniel H. Pink (WSJ 12/30-31/2017 C1)

Say what?! Social science suggests what??!

Run that by me again, please…

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30 December 2017 at 11:35 am

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