May 27, 2009

Ted on TED

I recently stumbled on a website called TED: Ideas worth spreading, and I apologize in advance for sharing this most addicting site with you. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, “brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).”


May 12, 2009

The Education of Henry Adams

Adams’ autobiography is a commentary on the value, or lack thereof, of education and of the utter impossibility of understanding history as it is being made. But, it is Adams’ perspective on the future that I find so riveting.