The English author Aldous Huxley was the grandson of Thomas Henry Huxley, a scientist who was known as “Darwin’s bulldog” for his defense of the theory of evolution.
Huxley published four novels in the late 1920s satirizing English literary society and was fairly well known. But it is his fifth book, Brave New World in 1932, that is best known for with the general public.
When a curious fan inquired about the possible contents of unlabeled floppy disks held at the Andy Warhol museum, a team of experts discovered 28 never-before-seen digital paintings that were made by Warhol on his 1980s Amiga 1000 PC.
“The Buddhists say if you meet somebody and your heart pounds, your hands shake, your knees go weak, that’s not the one. When you meet your ‘soul mate’ you’ll feel calm. No anxiety. No agitation.”—Monica Drake
Black horizons, come up. Black horizons, kiss me. That is all; so many lies; killing so cheap; babies so cheap; blood, people so cheap; and land high, land dear; a speck of the earth costs; a suck at the tit of Mother Dirt so clean and strong, it costs; fences, papers, sheriffs; fences, laws, guns; and so many stars and so few hours to dream; such a big song and so little a footing to stand and sing; take a look; wars to come; red rivers to cross. Black horizons, come up. Black horizons, kiss me.
I have always wanted to be a nap person. I never attended pre-school and if we had naptime in kindergarten, I don’t remember it. In my adult life, I always experienced a dulling of my senses after taking a daytime nap. As a longtime insomniac, I also found that a nap during the day ruined my chances of falling asleep at a reasonable time that night.
I have written before about the “signs of winter” that are part weather folklore and part science. Those posts have touched on the a caterpillar known as the woolly bear (the larval form of Pyrrharctia isabella, the Isabella tiger moth) being seen as a winter weather indicator.
I did some further digging on a recent cool summer night that felt more like autumn to see how…