Category: Philosophy & Thought

  • On Falling Down

    When we’re kids we fall all the time. Sometimes even on purpose. I stacked it more times that I can count riding bikes, skateboarding, falling out of trees and other various shenanigans in the neighborhood. Yesterday, running downhill on a trail, I caught my right toe on something and fully laid myself out at speed. […]

  • You’re Going to Wash Dishes for the Rest of Your Life

    Our dishwasher broke several months ago. We ordered one, then it was delayed due to Covid and/or other things, then finally ‘unavailable’, so we cancelled the order and are currently deciding what to do next. I haven’t really been in any hurry to get the new one. Jason Isbell was kind enough to explain why […]

  • Lessons from a Year of Covid

    No surprise, Yuval Noah Hurari does an excellent job of summarizing this year of Covid pandemic in his article: Lessons from a Year of Covid. Some key takeaways for me: “If it is not too complicated to start monitoring what you do — it is not too complicated to start monitoring what the government does.” […]

  • Attention, attention.

    “The fundamental thing is that you can’t escape the attention economy.” – Michael Goldhaber So as I was snowshoeing around my backyard, writing this post in my head, I had a good chuckle at myself. I could tell, just outlining it, that it was going to be a long post and that meant automatically in […]

  • Passing a Note

    I was reading the post Speak the Wild Words and it’s good, you should check it out. This stuck out to me: Craftivism is a kind of anathema to slacktivism, which is the more common path of protest these days – yelling loudly into Facebook to try and effect change. Craftivism, is quieter and gentler, it generates […]