Author Archives: Mike Swickey

Mike’s Notebook

UPDATE: All writing is now at … I am keeping Paper Notes up as an archived site only. I have had to remove all comments as the spam filter couldn’t keep up with the deluge of spam – the … Continue reading

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The ‘Moments’ Of Life

I promised I would blog this short four-minute video from Radiolab once every year. This powerful short film, inspired by David Eagleman’s incredible book of short stories, Sum, is a film to make you stop and take a ‘moment’ to … Continue reading

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Short-Short Story From Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka’s style is different, to be sure. He’s a love-hate type of writer and I’ve always been on the fence with the following story. Reading it anew the other day though, I decided it really does pack a punch. … Continue reading

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A Must-Read Post From Jeffrey Tang

In a throwback to the weblogs of the 90’s – this is a post from me that simply links to another post. This article from Jeffrey Tang is so well written and simply needed to be said… The internet is … Continue reading

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The Study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“From the mid-1840s until Henry W. Longfellow’s death in 1882, the room served as his study, a well-used place where he read, wrote poetry, correspondence, and journal entries, reviewed proofs, visited with family and friends, smoked cigars, played with his … Continue reading

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