Don't Shake the Flask

Because you don't know if it'll explode

To a Person of Nearly Last Resort

A tiny speck of light has drifted down into the hole and now I can make out a little bit of my surroundings. Somehow, I’m not in the quicksand any more. I’m just caked with lots of sticky mud.

I feel ridiculously relieved and thankful.

A Brief Break

I’m trying to keep myself sane. Really, I am.

The World According to Eco. In an interview, Umberto Eco muses about the net and where it’s heading.

The Gadget Gap. “Why does all the cool stuff come out in Asia first?” Yeah, why do they? I’m trying to be a geek here and all I get is just the run-of-the-mill stuff that Joe Schmoe’s grandmother had last year.

The future is female. A professor of human genetics says that the male species is doomed. And I thought I was being pessimistic…

Japanese men lap up new comfort. Why am I not surprised? I once had roommates who called their pillows their “boyfriends”. That was sort of creepy.