Monthly Archives: May 2016

Read All Day Friday Fail (by Jill)

  It’s almost like God or fate or karma or something always knows when I want to have a Read All Day Friday, and throws myriad obstacles in my way. Today, despite the fact that I managed to sit in … Continue reading

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Algebra and Basic Human Decency: Early Thoughts on Jonathan Lyons’ The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization

I read the coolest little tidbit today in The House of Wisdom. It has to do with the invention of algebra. According to this author (and the source he cites; more on this in a moment), algebra was developed by … Continue reading

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Yarn Along

After my reading lethargy last weekend, today is the day I can shine. I did a lot of knitting over the past week. Season 5 of Game of Thrones was involved, but mostly I was just sucked into the allure … Continue reading

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Progress! Update on Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager (by Jill)

  While I got a bunch of reading done over the weekend, somehow I don’t have anything to say about Voyager today. I suspect it’s because I want to just get back to reading it and screw blogging because I … Continue reading

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Another Blog Day Bites the Dust

This weekend is ending as it began: with very little productivity. I did do 2-3 hours of tutoring each day, so I guess I earned a very tiny bit of my keep. What else did I do? I took a restorative yoga … Continue reading

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Oh, the Inertia

I barely read anything this weekend. I’m not sure what I did instead – some tutoring, I suppose, plus some yoga, and – oh right, it’s coming back to me now – some Game of Thrones and some knitting. It’s … Continue reading

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Before

For the past couple of years, my writing and blogging command center has been the dining room table. First I just used a little corner of the table; soon my books and papers covered the whole thing. Then books and … Continue reading

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