The joys of nostalgia

I have always been prone to nostalgia, even when you would have thought I was too young for it. It’s easy to regard this tendency as a character weakness;...

Contented realism

“Every day is better than the one before it,” sang Al Stewart in a bouncy, optimistic song about Lindbergh’s flight across the Atlantic. Think...

Cybermemory

The New York Times has an interesting essay comparing human memory and computer memory. We humans (and other living creatures) use cue-based memory recall, and ...