Saturday Shot: 27 Oct

Features a series of shots from this morning’s fabulous secondhand typewriter find.

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Snail Mail

This past week I received two letters in the mail: one from my book club friend whom I’ve mentioned here previously, and one from a woman I interviewed for Nature with whom I correspond (ir)regularly. It’s surprising how pleasant it is to get snail mail. First there’s the envelope to admire: in this case one…

How’s Your Inner Life These Days?

Today instead of a Wednesday links post I’ve decided to write a regular post with a few links thrown in. —- Over the past few weeks I’ve been moving my office from our large spare room to our small one, in preparation for my mother-in-law moving into our home in September. Initially I liked having…

How History Can Help Your Science

Putting your research field in context isn’t just about reading the latest journal articles, or searching out the seminal papers from the past few decades. It can also include learning about the history of your field: how did it start, who were the key players, how did ideas evolve over time, etc. I have a…