You may have heard the name Walter O'Brien in your sitting-on-the-couch moments. It's the character played by Elyes Gabel in the CBS television drama "Scorpion." Also, he's a real dude. "Scorpion" is his nickname, and also the name of his
It's been called the Staircase to Mount Meru and the Khayyam Triangle, but many people know it as Pascal's Triangle. It's an infinite triangle of numbers with ones on both risers, the positive integers at the next diagonal, and then
I posted this letter the other day on a private Facebook group, and a lot of people have said they're moved by it, so I thought I'd share with everybody.
The city of Savannah has a downtown that is, I believe, unique among American downtowns. It is certainly not the only planned city in the country, and it may not even have been the first — some of those New
He died seeking the cause, seeking A cause. He was already dead, he never really lived — uptown, downtown, crosstown — his body was found all over town. Every now and again I wander back toward the edge. I rewatch
Six-year-old Thelma says hello to us at Gribble House. In 1909, a triple ax murder took place at the downtown Savannah home of Eliza Gribble. The crime was never really solved. Just before she died, one of the victims said
You may have seen me, over the past couple of weeks, posting on social media about The Bearded Brain, a new email newsletter I've put together. Just a little bit about it: It's a collection of some interesting stuff I've
Three quick small changes you can make in everyday habits to shave some time. 1. Loop the other way when you tie your shoes. This takes some getting used to, since you've been tying your shoes one way for decades.
I read a lot. Most of the stuff I read is absolute crap, but I read it because I'm hoping it will teach me something. But no longer. I spent 2013 consuming as many words as I could, and I
This is the 500th post on this blog (for those of you who have been with me online for a while, you know I've had a few blogs and this is more like the 1500th post I've written, but it's