To Change the World, Click Here (or not)

A year or two ago, an old friend posted the following on his Facebook page: WANTED: Participants for a book-loving social experiment. Comment if you want to participate and I’ll send you details. What do you have to do? Buy your favorite book and send it to a stranger (I’ll …

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Small Change and Small Changes

When I was teaching high school in London in the 1990s, I worked with a man named Kevin, who was the technician for the woodwork and metalwork shops. Kevin had a funny little habit; after morning break and lunch break, he would go and walk around the school yard and …

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Internaut Day for Cats?

Across social media this week, people have been celebrating August 23 as Internaut Day, supposedly the 25th anniversary of the World Wide …

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What, another lion-related post?

Remember Walter Palmer? Probably not – I had to look up his name on Google before I wrote this. You probably remember …

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The Lion Sleeps Tonight

I have to confess to having something of an obsession with the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”. Whenever I hear it on …

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A Fish Story

Several years ago, I was in a doctor’s office in Los Angeles waiting for an appointment. As I sat there, my attention …

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Duplicating the Arts out of existence?

Let’s do a little thought-experiment, a mental exercise. Imagine that someone invents a magical computer program and makes it available as a …

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The Monty Hall Problem

If you wish to start an argument, but don’t want to venture into religion or politics, you could do a lot worse …

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