What I learned this week, December 5, 2014

So little time, so many books….

100 Notable Books of 2014


What we learned from 5 million books

Have you played with Google Labs’ Ngram Viewer? It’s an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.


Heavy Hitter beer flight at Luck, in Trinity Groves, Dallas, Texas

Heavy Hitter beer flight at Luck, in Trinity Groves, Dallas, Texas

Celebrate the grand opening of a new brewery in Fort Worth December 12

Panther Island – what a great name for a brewery.


Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

Love to write? What about a Need to Write? If writing isn’t an unresistable addiction – it’s not worth it.


Writing Surface Dropped Down

The hinged writing surface dropped down on the secretary.

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators


Travelling Man - sculpture east of Downtown Dallas

Travelling Man – sculpture east of Downtown Dallas

23 Words That Mean Something Entirely Different In Dallas


I was more than a little surprised when I realized that I had already read all of these.

11 Books All Aspiring Writers Should Read, Because Spending Time With These Titles is Like a Mini-Workshop


THE RANGE OF FACES PEOPLE MAKE WHILE BEING TASERED IS SURPRISINGLY VAST

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