Monthly Archives: October 2014

Today in Marin

Whew.  Glad this doesn’t happen at our school . . .

FYI:  Branson is the fanciest high school in Marin.  And that means it’s pretty fancy.

A headmaster of a prestigious Bay Area school resigns in disgrace. Thomas “Woody” Price of the Branson School in Marin County submitted his resignation following his arrest on felony drug charges. The school community in Ross and the rest of Marin are in shock.

This isn’t just any school. This is the Branson School — a small, exclusive, private high school where the news of their headmaster spread fast.

Deputies say they found Price in a Sacramento County motel room Friday with large amounts of drugs including heroin, meth and cocaine. Deputies say they also found a woman passed out, 21-year-old Brittney Hall of Elk Grove. It was her boyfriend who tipped authorities that Hall and Price were together doing drugs.

ASMR- This American Life

Robert finds this fascinating.

Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a neologism for a perceptual phenomenon characterized as a distinct, pleasurable tingling sensation in the head, scalp, back, or peripheral regions of the body in response to visual, auditory, tactile, olfactory, and/or cognitive stimuli. The nature and classification of the ASMR phenomenon is controversial,[1] with a considerable cult following and strong anecdotal evidence to support the phenomenon but little or no scientific explanation or verified data.[2]

ASMR Chess.