I was going to spend the evening drawing…

… but Terry Pratchett’s Nation happened to me. Damn you, Terry Pratchett! Damn you to hell! Seriously, after the disappointment that was Making Money and the news of his being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, it’s a big relief to see that he still has a book this good in him. The book does go off the …

Pop-sci meme: what books have you read?

Via PZ “I bought you a sacred host but I trasheded it” Myers comes this book meme: from the list of popular science books below, highlight which ones you’ve read. It’s making me feel like an ignoramus; even with the expanded list suggested by PZ, I don’t get very far at all: 1. Micrographia, Robert …

Michael Pollan, my time sink of the past 24 hours.

I’ve spent far too much time in thepast day reading the website of journalist Michael Pollan, writer of In Defense of Food and a range of books, essays and journalism about the food (mostly) Americans eat. I particularly recommend his piece on Animal rights, which despite the obnoxious provocation at the top is one of …