When I was a kid my mother had a visual encyclopedia I explored again and again as we watched TV in the evening. As an adult I've come to understand how perfect it was for me, and how formative it's been. This is a tribute with many, many photos of its excellently designed pages. Read more (10 min, 2400 words).
A tale on the nature of footnotes, writing in general, and other things, told almost entirely in footnotes. Read more (18 min, 5500 words).