Here is this week’s list of essays and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Politeness Isn’t Enough; We Now Demand Friendliness. And It’s Destroying Authenticity. I couldn’t agree with this more. I don’t see how this will change, but I sure hope it will.
Why Millennials Are Avoiding Small-Town America. It will be interesting to see if this trend shifts as my generation grows older. I honestly don’t see it happening for most millennials, but maybe I’m wrong about that!
His Heart, Her Hands. Alzheimer’s is a terrible disease. I was really surprised that this guy hadn’t written down all of his songs before he was given this diagnosis, but I liked the hopeful tone of this article.
The Medieval Sound of Silence via AprilMunday. None of the history books I’ve read have discussed this. I wonder what other differences we’d immediately notice between medieval times and our own that most people don’t think about?
So How Does a Centaur Eat, Anyway? Half of the reason why I’m sharing this with you is that I love finding other people who spend so much time figuring out how their favourite science fiction and fantasy stuff could work with our current understanding of the various branches of science. The other half of the reason why I’m sharing it is that I couldn’t stop reading it. It was written so well.
From Bun. If the comic strip below is too small to read, click on the link on the left.