Consider this...

"We find ourselves, not as a central player in the life of the cosmos, but as a tiny epiphenomenon, flourishing for a brief moment as we ride a wave of increasing entropy from the Big Bang to the quiet emptiness of the future universe. Purpose and meaning are not to be found in the laws of nature, or in the plans of any external agent who made things that way; it is our job to create them." - Sean Carroll, "From eternity to here"

Favorite reads of 2014

Very and varied good books this year.

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Favorite reads of 2013

John read some really good ones this year, at least two of which were a real joy to read -- for the language.

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Before the dreadful summer of pet deaths, we had a dog and a cat. Now we have two cats, but it seemed right somehow to get a dog too.

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At least, in our house, with the arrival of Benny and Babette, aged 3 1/2 months.

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