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Welcome to my
Commonplace Book!

In the late Middle Ages, scholars started using “Commonplace Books” to collect knowledge of all kinds. These were not journals, but more like scrapbooks to gather quotes, letters, scientific formulae, and personal thoughts. Famous commonplace books were maintained by Thomas Jefferson, Francis Bacon, Henry David Thoreau, and Mark Twain. Sherlock Holmes himself solved a number of crimes by referencing his commonplace books!

This website isn't so much a blog as my own digital commonplace book where I keep items of personal interest.

I hope you enjoy it!

ShamWOW! - Vince's Spirit Lives On!

ShamWOW! - Vince's Spirit Lives On!

Anyone who misses Vince and his schtick from the ShamWOW! commercials can rest easy. His spirit is out there in tiny pockets of Corporate America. I’ll be able to say more when my incident gets declassified in twenty years.

Dostoevsky on Human Rationality

Dostoevsky on Human Rationality