Pocket is a great app for keeping track of articles you want to read, but I often collect a lot more in there than I ever get around to posting. Here’s a small collection of articles that should have been … Continue reading →
Minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
Anna Garvey: We’re an enigma, those of us born at the tail end of the ’70s and the start of the ’80s. Some of the “generational” experts lazily glob us on to Generation X, and others just shove us over … Continue reading →
James Hamblin, writing for The Atlantic: In 2010, journalist and caffeine aficionado Murray Carpenter visited the Keurig facilities in Waterbury, Vermont, reporting for The New York Times that the K-Cup idea posed environmental concerns, as the pods were not recyclable … Continue reading →
German-born physicist Albert Einstein: It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.
I was thrilled when Apple announced the iMac with Retina 5K display. They fulfilled one of my ‘Hopes for WWDC 2014‘ in a big way, opting for a display resolution of 5,120-by-2,880 when something in the 4K-range was expected. Inspired … Continue reading →
Tim Cook, in an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek: […] I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” I often challenge myself … Continue reading →
Michael Wines and William Yardley, reporting for The New York Times: A loner. A drug addict. A criminal. A drifter. And lately, an Islamic radical. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the bearded, 32-year-old gunman who was shot dead Wednesday after killing a soldier … Continue reading →
Harley Rustad, writing for The Walrus: When its gates shut for the final time in September 2013, Kingston Penitentiary was among North America’s oldest operating prisons. Notorious killers—Paul Bernardo, Clifford Olson, Russell Williams—slept in its cells and exercised in its … Continue reading →
French author André Gide: It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
The Economist: In her parents’ bare brick-built shack in southern Beijing, Li Xue sifts through piles of court verdicts, petitions and other papers that record her family’s struggle for most of the 20 years of her life to secure a … Continue reading →
CBC News: An Ottawa woman who won last week’s $48 million Lotto Max said she bought the ticket “on a whim” Friday while picking up groceries. Tina Ferrone said on Tuesday she had never played Lotto Max before, and when … Continue reading →
Olivia Solon, writing for Wired: The Post Office Underground Railway — AKA the Mail Rail — was the world’s first driverless electric railway. It launched in 1927 and was used to transport tonnes of post from one side of London … Continue reading →
Will Stewart, reporting for the Daily Mail: A cargo of 20billion euros in cash (£16.75billion) has lain unclaimed at a Moscow airport for six years amid allegations it could be the secret fortune of Saddam Hussein. I guess the sender … Continue reading →
The Boston Globe: Tamerlan, the eldest, started hearing the voice as a young man. It disturbed him. It frightened him, as the voice inside grew more insistent. It may in the end have directed him. Dzhokhar, the youngest, was the … Continue reading →
Mary Schlangenstein, Leslie Patton, and Alex Barinka, reporting for Bloomberg: Chains from Kohl’s (KSS) Corp. to Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) to 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS) offered gift cards and refunds after angry shoppers took to social media to vent their frustrations at … Continue reading →
Kim Magi, reporting for the Toronto Star: The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation have announced the winner of a $50 million Lotto Max prize that went unclaimed for a year. But for the first time in history, the OLG approached … Continue reading →
Linda Sutherland, writing for McGill News: Ever stop to wonder why we pin a red poppy on our coat lapel in November to commemorate Remembrance Day? How did a flower become an emblem for war and loss? The answer lies … Continue reading →
Chris Taylor, writing for Mashable: A five-year-old boy named Miles, who lives in northern California, has leukemia. He loves superheroes, and his fondest wish is to be Batman. So Make-a-Wish put out a call for help from the citizens of … Continue reading →
CTV Kitchener: Time is running out in the case of the largest unclaimed lottery jackpot in Canadian history. A Lotto Max ticket purchased on Nov. 30, 2012, at an unnamed store in Cambridge, won a $50-million prize – but nobody … Continue reading →