Neurontic

Archives for June, 2007

Baby Love

I’m a firm believer in the idea that the world can be broken up into two kinds of people: Those who purchase motivational posters festooned with baby animals and those who laugh at them. I’ve always placed myself firmly in the latter category. Does this make me a misanthropic killjoy? Maybe. But I’m willing to…

Bora tagged me–and, as we all know, saying no to Bora means courting bad karma. So, we’re gonna play a game. I will tell you 8 things about myself likely better left unsaid (see below) and then I will tag 8 other people and try to persuade them to do the same. Why? It’s about…

Time for a little TED

I know, I know–you’re tired of looking at my toast. I’m sorry. What can I say? I just started a new job at MarketWatch – yes, Dow Jones’ MarketWatch – the electronic financial broadsheet many predict will soon be owned and operated by the man Americans love to hate almost as much as W. and…

Apropos of Nothing At All

Question 1 What do the toaster companies have against rye bread? Attempt 1 Attempt 2 Question 2: How does The Times Magazine’s in-house interviewer Deborah Solomon continue to land interviews with the newsworthy and notable? Case in point: An excerpt from this week’s Q&A with the creator of HBO’s Entourage. DS: I assume your milieu…

Love is ‘On the Air’

Just a quick note to let all you fellow Brooklynites know about a “singles mixer” (those are ironic quotes) being put on by the brilliant minds behind Radio Lab “the science show for people who think they don’t like science.” The formula behind the festivities? “Chemistry + Biology + Radio = Love…or something like it.”…

In Search of Synergy

Charlie Rose recently ran a show billed as “A discussion about the legacy of Sigmund Freud.” I’d urge anyone interested in the impact of neuroscience on psychotherapeutic practice to take the time to watch it. The title is a bit misleading. It’s less a discussion of Freud’s contributions than it is a free wheeling conversation…