“Hey, look! Feingarden has a new feature on his blog!” Yes, it’s true. I have stolen an idea from other sources and hereby offer the first (weekly?) Weekend Almanac. This is just going to be a few of the links that I’ve run across in the past week along with a short description. Like the rest of the blog, they’ll be a combination of funny, serious, political, nerdy, and gamer stuff. The only theme is going to be “stuff that I found interesting this week”. If you do too, so much the better.
- A fascinating look at the ongoing lack of police accountability in the US from someone who really knows what he’s talking about.
- Approximately 1% of Americans have celiac disease, yet 33% of the entire population is now actively shunning gluten. The New Yorker takes a look at some of the underlying issues.
- I’m releasing this post on a Friday because the Halloween season would not be complete without a tip of the hat to the genius of Johann Sebastian Bach and his Toccata and Fugue in D Minor.
- News that new techniques for nerve regeneration give hope to victims of spinal cord injury.
- And because no week should go by without a laugh, here’s an oldie but a goodie.