I have written nearly 6400 posts, so we have now reached the 1% most popular, starting from #61-65.
Eastern Dialects. American language maps endless fascinate me. Update: I did not include a link to Aschmann's site, which provides a larger version of the map, for even more fun. November 2010.
Speaking of maps, Diversity is our Strength. April 2013
Other Victims. Many of the greater victims of scandals are invisible. October 2017
Church Music. I was opinionated, and it was controversial. I'm still right and you're all wrong. July 2015.
The Outsiders. Since I wrote this in July 2008 there is more to say about the author and the topic. The comments are irritating, including my own. I subsequently wrote in depth about William James Sidis, and I believe that series will be highlighted further along in the countdown.
was perhaps inevitable that Grady Towers would gravitate to the subject of Sidis.
Grady qualified for the next society up, the Mega Society, for those with
one-in-a-million IQ, cutoff 176. He had been a prodigy himself, almost
completing a PhD in Anthropology at age 20, but by the time I knew him (via
journal and correspondence), he was usually homeless, working odd jobs across
the Southwest, writing on borrowed typewriters and sending mathematical proofs
- usually number theory - to whoever would have them. As I had been out of touch with the high-IQ societies for years at that point, I did not know about Grady's bizarre murder, and subsequent conviction of his killer. Going through old correspondence earlier this year I found I still have my letters from Grady in the 1980s.