Just some quick notes on the retrospective a blog gives to the blogger:
-- I posted 126 times last year, a little bit more than twice a week. I'll take that.
-- I read about 40 books last year. (Maybe a few more because I didn't start reviewing them here till the spring!)
-- David Brooks at the New York Times has a year-end "best long-form essays" column. Usually I find a few good reads there -- but this year I'd already found them! For instance, that Michael Lewis essay on the recent financial turmoil was his top pick.
-- The Wall Street Journal has a piece on the enduring popularity of The Man Who Was Thursday and its author, G.K. Chesterton. It's a good introduction to him, and I'm going to use it in my next biochem seminar when we read Eugenics and Other Evils.
Here's the link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123032986340736063.html