Eugene Linden Wins Prestigious Book Award
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Eugene Linden Wins Prestigious Book Award

Editor’s Note: Eugene Linden has an extensive background in chronicling the pace of cllimate change itself, the scientific understanding ot if, the public opinions about the issue, and the political will to address responsive policies.

The Coun­cil of the Amer­i­can Me­te­o­ro­log­i­cal So­ci­ety (AMS) has voted to award Eu­gene Lin­den The Louis J. Bat­tan Au­thor’s Award for his 11th book, Fire and Flood: A Peo­ple’s His­tory of Cli­mate Change, from 1979 to the Pre­sent. A pre­vi­ous work on cli­mate change, Winds of Change: Cli­mate, Weather, and the De­struc­tion of Civl­liza­tions, won the Grantham Prize’s Award of Spe­cial Merit.

A for­mer se­nior writer for TIME Mag­a­zine, where he wrote about na­ture, sci­ence, and …

Kent Bicknell wins award for work on the Alcott Family

Kent Bicknell wins award for work on the Alcott Family

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Meet Kent Bicknell, an avid Alcott scholar and collector …. Bicknell has amassed a fantastic collection that tells compelling stories about the Alcott family not found in biographies of this remarkable family. Recently, Bicknell was honored by The Ticknor Society, which awarded him the 2023 Ticknor Society Book and Book Culture Collecting Prize for his “An Alcott Family Collection.”

View pieces of Bicknell’s collection …

Re-releasing your music using new digital editing tools
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Re-releasing your music using new digital editing tools

Michael Folz and wife Maureen have been working and re-working some of their songs using some of the newer recording and engineering technology.  And it’s mind-blowing … well, more ear-blowing. Compare, for example “Right Through My Heart” from 2015 vs. the revision of the same song they created a couple months ago,  The 2015 version…

Matt Flynn’s new book – about a judge on the Court of Appeals
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Matt Flynn’s new book – about a judge on the Court of Appeals

Matt Flynn’s newest book differs from his series on Bernie Weber, math genius.  His new thriller is set closer to home, namely, Matt’s experience as a court clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago.  He hastens to add that the scenes in the book about cheating with an attractive Asian co-clerk are pure fiction. 😉
Plot Summary:  In The Court of Last Resort, Federal Judge Adam Willow, a former Marine commando, demands perfect justice. Some defendants …

Self-censorship by Fear, or by Seduction?

Self-censorship by Fear, or by Seduction?

Note: In 2012 I gave a talk to a group of Yale undergrads who gathered at the Yale War Memorial on Beinecke Plaza — about how liberal education, especially at elite institutions such as Yale, finesses but sometimes clarifies the difference between self-censorship that’s prompted by fear of a state, of corporate employers, and of other authorities versus a kind of self-censorship that’s prompted by the seductions of power, i.e., by calculating that …

Announcing a new section — “Works”

Announcing a new section — “Works”

Increasingly, classmates are creating really interesting essays, music, paintings, presentations, playlists, plays, podcasts and other creations we are calling “Works” (as in “works of art”).

Coupled with the existing categories of Op-Eds and Books, this website can serve as a display case where classmates can share their “Works” with classmates.  Hopefully, the viewers, readers, listeners, etc. will give some feedback in the comments.