Part of why I was drawn to academia was an interest in the innovative, the historically fascinating, and the lyrical. Here, I present some ephemera- passing materials of no particular note. Below are some entries on interesting sites and themes, generally unrelated to my work or research, that I have previously posted to the MetaFilter community blog. They are ephemera, so some links may be dead. Also, I add entries at various points in the list, they are in no particular order.