Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter   Article by Natalie Wolchover Many scientists are beginning to realize that we live in an information universe where information about the physical makeup of reality resides in an ocean entangled bits of quantum information called 'qubits'. How this information collects determines the state of matter and spin of elementary particles  These phases show up … Continue reading Physicists Aim to Classify All Possible Phases of Matter


It was on this day in 1937 that John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men was published (books by this author). Of Mice and Men was Steinbeck's fifth novel (he had also published an excerpt from a novel and a book of short stories). His first novel, Cup of Gold (1929), was a total flop - it didn't even earn back the $250 that … Continue reading OF MICE AND MEN

QUOTING CARL JUNG According to “Carl Jung was one of the creators of modern depth psychology, which seeks to facilitate a conversation with the unconscious energies which move through each of us. He contributed many ideas which continue to inform contemporary life: complex, archetype, persona, shadow, anima and animus, personality typology, dream interpretation, individuation, and many other ideas. He had … Continue reading QUOTING CARL JUNG

OUR TOWN, Thornton Wilder Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 It was on this day in 1938 that Thornton Wilder's (books by this author) play Our Town was premiered at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, New Jersey. Our Town is about the fictional town of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire. In the first act, Emily Webb and George Gibbs are children together; in the second act, they … Continue reading OUR TOWN, Thornton Wilder

Authors Guild Raises Doubts About Amazon’s New Pay-Per-Page Policy

Publishing ... and Other Forms of Insanity Erica Verrillo From the Authors Guild: Starting July 1, Amazon will pay royalties to its indie authors based on the number of pages users actually read, rather than the number of times the book is “borrowed.” In its announcement, Amazon touted its unilateral amendment to its terms for self-published e-books … Continue reading Authors Guild Raises Doubts About Amazon’s New Pay-Per-Page Policy