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“Cool girl”

Late to join the bandwagon, but this heavily-discussed passage from Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl is worth reading. “Men always say that as the defining compliment, don’t they? She’s a cool girl. Being the Cool Girl means I am a … Continue reading

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Equality 7-2521

“I stand here on the summit of the mountain. I lift my head and I spread my arms. This, my body and spirit, this is the end of the quest. I wished to know the meaning of things. I am … Continue reading

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Google’s Ngram Viewer

I’ve always loved Google’s “20 percent time” concept, as there have been some really cool ideas to come out of it, and Ngram Viewer is definitely one of them. It’s been out for a while, but was recently updated. If … Continue reading

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You take the moon, I’ll keep the rocket

Flesh and Blood by Michael Cunningham  

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The size of life

I’ve been struggling for a good month to write a graduation-themed post. At first, I was grossly over-ambitious and tried to pen some sort of all-encompassing college epic that would  communicate all the disappointments and successes, all the adventures and … Continue reading

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Love relation

“In personal life, people have absolute power one each other, whereas in professional life, beyond the terms of the contract, people have authority, the power to make one another comply in ways which may be perceived as legitimate or illegitimate. … Continue reading

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It’s all luck

“Could you try not aiming so much?” he asked me, still standing there. “If you hit him when you aim, it’ll just be luck.” He was speaking, communicating, and yet not breaking the spell. I then broke it. Quite deliberately. … Continue reading

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