Why We Read and When It Matters

We are still at that time of the year, when everyone is compiling lists. Lists of the best books of 2022. The most popular books of 2022. Critics’ choice of 2022. And when we have just waded through enough of those, it’s time for most anticipated books of 2023. Books to look out for in… Continue reading Why We Read and When It Matters

A Young Girl’s Dictionary

Anyone who has read Simon Winchester’s book, The Surgeon of Crowthorne, will wonder how the story of the compiling of the Oxford English Dictionary can ever be fictionalized. It is a fascinating account of an unlikely volunteer and his helping James Murray, the editor of the first OED, with words, their meanings and usage. Anyhow,… Continue reading A Young Girl’s Dictionary

Protected: Reading to Understand the World

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Machines Like Us. Do They?

The days of the pandemic, when technology is playing an even bigger role in people’s lives and many are singing its praises, is a good time to turn to science fiction. To imagine what AI can do to our lives and our work. More importantly, to our relationships with each other. These days, I read… Continue reading Machines Like Us. Do They?