I started this blog several years ago because a friend (with a server) said “You always have the interesting factoids to share. Why don’t you write a blog?” I decided that that was a good idea so I had to come up with a name. I have always (since at least 10 years old) been interested in understanding how everything connects. A name that came to mind was “nexilist”, derived from an old A.E.VanVogt novel about an interdisciplinary expert on a spaceship full of specialists. I’ll try to be brief, interesting, eclectic and esoteric.