Zombies are not only an obsession of teenage horror movie geeks. An older, better educated, and more refined sector of the population is turned on by them as well. Witness the following titles: Continue reading Zombies, Armadillos and Square Roots
Why does a stone fall when I drop it? The usual answer is: Gravity.
This is a very strange answer, when you think about it. “Gravity” here stands in for Continue reading Saint David
One day I, Chuang Zhou, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was Zhou. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man.
In 1744 the Bishop of Cloyne, Ireland, published the bestselling book of his lifetime, one that ran through six editions in the first year of its publication. Continue reading The Good Bishop
The questions are from Satu Binggeli. This interview is also on the Bergli Books website.
Can you explain the title of the book?
The title of the book consists of the first two words of the book, and comes from a letter that Mark Twain wrote to a friend in 1878 expressing his longing to return to Switzerland. In the context of this letter, “O Switzerland!” is a cry in the vein of Continue reading “O Switzerland!” Interview
On the last day of the 58th year of my life I left the house in Villaz Continue reading Pigne d’Arolla
Nineteenth-century German farmers practiced a trick if they had a rather sad looking horse they wanted to sell. Continue reading Nettle Seeds
I watched the blood moon rise lying on the ground in front of my parents’ house in Lenk. Continue reading Blood Moon and Glacier Ice