So yesterday, on the way to church, I received a citation for speeding. It happened while I was listening to a song from my middle school years, in a blast of nostalgia. The weather was nice, I was grooving along, and before I knew it, red and blues were flashing behind me. 75 in a…

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<![CDATA[ While vacationing in December, I stumbled upon an engrossing book with a gloriously inflated title (even longer than the title of this post): Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us), by Tom Vanderbilt. It’s a fascinating read, because it manages to synthesize mountains of research into understandable…

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<![CDATA[So one of my favorite shows to scrounge for clips from on the internet (since I don’t have cable TV) is called Mythbusters. They’re basically science geeks having fun trying to prove (or disprove) whatever theory du jour is floating around. Everything from the mentos and Diet coke craze to whether or not bulls in…

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