A note from an Australian reader

I wanted to pass on this email from a reader…both because I enjoyed it and because it demonstrates just how books get sold. (Not primarily through ads in the New York Times, in short.) Dear [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-29

My head is full of fourteenth-century German kings and non-restrictive clauses and SAT prep classes and uncleaned stalls. # My head is full of papal monarchies and Augustinian dichotomies, [...]

Rites of passage

This was a big week for life events: we delivered Christopher to his freshman year at college, and Ben turned seventeen. The college trip came first…after a last goodbye from the youngest. [...]

Hey, Mom, look what I caught!

Tuesday night, Dan (thirteen) came charging upstairs after his nightly visit out to the chickenhouse to gather the eggs. “There was a huge snake wrapped around one of the chickens,” [...]

The social networking map

Still immersed in piles of “social media will bring an end to civilization” books in preparation for those Vancouver lectures. Still unconvinced, although I’m accumulating a [...]

Barnes & Noble up for sale

Interesting news from the New York Times… In what might be the latest sign of trouble for brick-and-mortar bookstores, the mega-chain Barnes & Noble announced on Tuesday that its board [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

At UVA Parent Orientation while DS18 off doing First-Year Orientation. So far, much more helpful than anticipated. # Difficulty balancing obligation to go to all orientation sessions w/desire to [...]