Worthwhile Links: October 2014

Now it can be told: the gripping story of how May 15 – 29, 2015 will find Rose Baudin, Dr. Claudia Welch & me hard at work at Vermont’s beautiful Stoweflake resort. See you there!


Back to October, when I had plenty of time while at Sreedhari and vaidyagrama



to relax, read, listen, and ponder.

Book of the Month: Neil Gaiman’s The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Song of the Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wycH3PTVTNE&at

Animation of the Month: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCu14zMZ_1Y&list=UUCiwUz0xBnlCs4jf0zLM03w

Disturbing report on intake of cow’s milk: http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g6015

Encouraging report on exercise for students: http://sciencealert.com.au/news/20141510-26333.html

This month I learned of Nujabes, e.g. Modal Soul = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrO9PTpuSSs

enhanced my German vocabulary http://www.fluentu.com/german/blog/weird-german-words-vocabulary/

learned the meaning of zarf and kintsukuroi

polished my negotiation skills http://discovermagazine.com/2013/nov/10-words-bind#.Uup-KRBdXHk

appreciated gibberish http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/06/l

and learned the universal word http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/everybody-

Maybe the most impressive words were those not spoken for so many decades by Sir Nicholas Winton, a man who spoke instead with his deeds: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/opinion/roger

Best wishes to Sir Nicholas as he moves towards 106!