Really, It’s OK to Do Nothing Sometimes

The latest episode of Douglas Rushkoff's Team Human podcast is pretty good. The guest, Tiffany Shlain, has written about about unplugging from screens one day a week in a practice that is sort of a modern day throwback to the notion of a weekly 'sabbath' or 'Shabbat'. Some really interesting discussion ensues. https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-139-tiffany-shlain-unplugging-one-day-a-week-tribute-to-paul-krassner/ They talk [...]

The Gutenberg Elegies

The TLDR: We should all be reading more fiction. I first came across this book by Sven Birkerts via a review and mentioned it a few months back. I finally finished up reading it this past weekend and it's a winner. Originally published in 1996, some of the references to tech are obviously a bit [...]

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 [...]