The Overstory

Today’s Lunch Loop was a Library Run to return this book, The Overstory by Richard Powers. To be honest, I didn’t want to, I wanted to read it again. That doesn’t happen often. I wonder sometimes if one wants to re-read a book if it makes more sense to do it immediately or wait, and [...]

Viking Oil

https://reasonstobecheerful.world/the-viking-guide-to-wealth-management/ I am liking the way the Norwegians do business. From the article: When the government tabled a new law that would boost taxes on oil profits to almost 80 percent, the stage was set for a showdown. According to Lie, “Companies were furious when they heard about the new taxation law. They started a media [...]

Reasons to be Cheerful

"News for when you've had too much news." Reasons to be Cheerful is a non-profit online editorial project that is tonic for tumultuous times.  We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions [...]

The Internet Is Rotting, Let’s Embrace It

https://daily.jstor.org/the-internet-is-rotting-lets-embrace-it/ Interesting article on the nature of memory and it's relationship to digital media/storage. The mind forgets what is no longer relevant to our present. Human memory is constantly reconstructed—it isn’t preserved in pristine condition, but becomes altered over time, helping people overcome cognitive dissonances. Think about your photos, your tweets, your documents. Our digital [...]