Primo Levi and Creative Chemistry

We just had the annual conference for the Society for Literature Science and the Arts in Atlanta. Haven’t heard of SLSA before? Here’s the rundown: The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts welcomes colleagues in the sciences, engineering, technology, computer science, medicine, the social sciences, the humanities, the arts, and independent scholars and artists. SLSA … More Primo Levi and Creative Chemistry

Weekend Coffee Share: Bakhtin, Bonsai, and Br. Monday

If we were having coffee, it would be early in the morning so we could enjoy the balcony without any bugs. I might even make sure to pour out any excess water from the bonsai and mutter about mosquitoes and Zika interspersed between apologies for not having a coffee share since December. December! If we … More Weekend Coffee Share: Bakhtin, Bonsai, and Br. Monday

People or Books

There’s this classic Twilight Zone episode. Maybe you’ve seen it. A bibliophile finally has enough time to read, only at the cost of all other life and civilization itself. As fellow bibliophiles, we can have the tendency to focus on the final tragic moment when he loses his only way to read even though surrounded by … More People or Books