Posted in October 2012

Cult of Passion

According to Cal Newport, computer science professor at Georgetown and columnist for the New York Times, I’m a slave to the Cult of Passion. He’s right. Before you click away, fearing this blog has turned into platform for the bizarre and kinky, let me clarify. The Cult of Passion, as Dr. Newport describes in his … Continue reading

Carried Away

It started off innocently enough. I began to reread one of my favorite Edith Wharton novels to get a sense of nineteenth century speech patterns for use in my own work-in-progress. Somewhere along the way, my research took a turn. A trip to the city’s biggest library and several, several hours latter, I now know … Continue reading