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Cat’s Cradle

Posted on June 21, 2016

“I’m not a drug salesman. I’m a writer.” “What makes you think a writer isn’t a drug salesman?”   “No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat’s cradle is nothing but a bunch of X’s between somebody’s hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X’s . . .” “And?” “No […]

Rewardless Risk

Posted on February 1, 2016

Faramir: Then farewell! But if I should return, think better of me. Denethor: That depends on the manner of your return. – J.R.R. Tolkien “The Lord of the Rings” (1954) I’m going full-nerd with the “Lord of the Rings” introduction to today’s Epsilon Theory note, but I think this scene — where Denethor, the mad […]