Monthly Archives: April 2015

We Are Stardust

<note to self> Neil DeGrasse Tyson, former host of Nova, knows we are stardust, literally, because we are made of star stuff. Tyson believes he ‘was called by the universe’ to become an astrophysicist. ‘I had no choice in the … Continue reading

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Both Sides Now

<note to self> you know, there are at least two sides to every story. like, why do multicellular organisms die? why aren’t they immortal? (though a handful–such as certain fungi–don’t die.) if our cells didn’t die, if each did everything … Continue reading

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New York, New York

<note to self> my mother had many sayings, such as ‘going to hell in a handbasket’. recently i encountered another: ‘doomy but not gloomy’. however, whether you perceive the world going to hell in a handbasket or things as doomy depends … Continue reading

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Milkweed

<note to self> it’s called ‘classic rock’, but i’ve also heard it called ‘cock rock’ because it’s so male-dominated. although they often wrote the music, women were often relegated to vocals, acoustic guitar, and/or piano. rarely did they do something … Continue reading

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