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Brain Pickings
I am in no way affiliated with Brain Pickings or its founder, Maria Popova, but I admire both Tremendously.


this week in Tremendous – #7


A RECURRING SERIES OF BULLETS WHERE I GATHER BITS OF TREMENDOUS THAT HAVE CROSSED MY PATH. THE TERM ‘WEEK’ WILL BE USED LIBERALLY AND INCORRECTLY. CT Scan of 1,000-Year-Old Buddha Sculpture Reveals Mummified Monk Hidden Inside   [via Colossal] While it was known beforehand the remains of a person were inside, another startling discovery was made Read More

The Power Plant


In 1972, composer Leonard Bernstein returned to Harvard to live on campus and serve as the ‘Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry,’ a post first established in 1925. The most famous aspect of this prestigious role is the delivery of six public lectures. Bernstein’s cross-disciplinary investigation centered around music’s relationship with language. “In any sense in which Read More

Capturing poetry


What’s mathematics got to do with language? “To me, mathematics is a language. It’s a language that is well-equipped to describe patterns. It describes patters that can be relevant in the abstract domain of just the mathematics themselves, or it can be patterns that actually happen in the real world. And it’s those patterns—it’s that Read More