While we were digging out of snowmageddon and wondering whether the winter would ever end, Susanne Skinner and I wrote a lot of posts on a variety of topics.
If you missed any, here’s a roundup of posts from March and April organized by topic. The Next Phase blog is about things that interest us—and we’re interested in a lot of things—so these posts cover a pretty broad spectrum. Pour a glass of wine, kick back and catch up with any of our musings that you may have missed.
- Did NO ONE Pay Attention in English Class? Anyone? Bueller?
- Shoulda. Coulda. Wouda. Wait. What?
- The Lost Art of Letter Writing
- The Selfie Phenomenon
- They Shoot Horses Don’t They? And Will They?
- Decoding the Sexes: Getting Men to Dress Up
- An Astounding Question: Where Do Kids Learn These Things?
Life and Learning
- Anna’s Pocketbook
- Got Jeans?
- The Lessons I Learned at Lincoln Park
- Mending Wall One Rock at a Time
- The Winter of My Discontent
- Finding Good News in a Bad News World
Business and Technology
- Can We Tell When We Hit Bottom?
- Did Life Imitate Art or Did Art Imitate Life?
- Hire the Character, Develop the Skill
- The Smartest Guy in the Room May Not Be the Best Choice
- The Innovation District Scales Up from the Fish Piers
- A Dangerous Mind Weighs in on Labor Force Participation
- Finding the Human Workplace
- Age Doesn’t Matter—Unless You Want It To
Movies & Entertainment
- Two Movies About Genius
- The Message in “Frozen” Isn’t Hidden
- The Grand Budapest Hotel: Quirky but Good
- 25 Science Fiction Movies Coming Up in 2014
- You Can Choose to be a Reckless Space Pirate
- Captain America: Death and Destruction on a Super Scale
- Draft Day: The Real NFL Competition Is In the Front Office
Science & Climate
- The year Without a Summer: Surprise! It’s Not This Year
- It’s Baa-ack: Good News and Bad News About the MERS Corona Virus
- The Martian: A Story of Survival on the Red Planet
- And While We’re On Mars . . .
News & Updates
In the post Did Life Imitate Art or Did Art Imitate Life? I mentioned a book that I had read last year, an anthology of short stories. Although one of the stories impressed me with its vision of a dystopian Detroit, I could not remember either the title of the book or the author of the story. My son, Mogan, filled in that blank for me.
The story is “Stochasti-city” by Tobias S. Bucknell and it appears in the anthology METAtropolis edited by John Scalzi. with original stories set in an urban future Thank you, Morgan, for finding it.