The road trip proceeds apace while my rate of posting slows. I've had several readable items at my side; the best fodder for thought has been the August issue of The Believer. Andy Selsberg's The Official Handbook To The Official Handbook is online in its entirety and is worth a look.
Prairie Mary informs that Peter Butala (all-around mensch and husband to prairie writer Sharon has passed away.
DarkoV unpacks Cognitive Reserve for us (and Phil seems similarly in tune).
And getting back to field guides, Yahmdallah uncovered this beaut to tattoos. We all know what mine says about me. But one question remains: what are tattoos like these trying to communicate? (HT: Boing Boing)