Separation


I am reading a wonderful new biography about William Wilberforce, the great British anti-slave trade campaigner. As part of the book, the author, William Hague, describes the slave trade, how slaves were kidnapped and transported in the most brutal conditions with no regard to health or humanity. One of the more disgusting stories describes how […]

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Voyage


This is one of the best things I’ve ever read: To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea–“cruising”, it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, […]

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Memory Training


Interesting article from the NY Times about how you can improve your intelligence through memory training. The study cited in the article completely overturns the consensus that your intelligence cannot be changed. Here is a snippet: The results, published Monday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, were striking. Although the control groups […]

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