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).
What are the equivalents of the word "ahistorical" for other disciplines? Read more (6 min, 1400 words).
"A little knowledge is a dangerous thing" it's said. Here I try to explain how and why. Read more (5 min, 1100 words)