I’ve recently been intellectually seduced (is that a thing?) by the website Wait But Why. The guy (Tim Urban) has got essays on everything from how much to tip in different situations, to how to pick a baby name, to Elon Musk, and lots more. He combines logic, good writing, compassion, and colorful stick-figure drawings in a way I find impossible to resist.
Last night I read the Wait But Why essay Why Procrastinators Procrastinate (which I strongly recommend). I’ve always been a procrastinator, and it’s always bothered me. This guy has the same problem, and he explains the mechanics of procrastination so thoroughly and so precisely that I feel like he has a webcam in my head. (The followup essay, How to Beat Procrastination, was also surprisingly insightful.)
Have a fabulous weekend!
Two 30-second video clips show how far we’ve sunk between 2008 and 2016.
John McCain, 2008:
And now, just this week:
This isn’t about politics anymore. Hasn’t been for a while, actually.
An intriguing, cryptic book, very un-dogmatic, the polar opposite of Leviticus. Difficult and sometimes depressing, and surprisingly unorthodox. Definitely my favorite book so far.
Also seems to be the most Buddhist book of the Bible. Practically everything in Ecclesiastes could have come from the Buddha’s mouth.
Books we’ve read so far:
- Gospel of John
- 1 Thessalonians
- 2 Thessalonians
- Gospel of Mark
BEN: Hey Ensign Ro
RO: Shhh Troi’s gonna hear you
BEN: I asked Geordi how he likes his Visor
RO: I am trying to work right now
BEN: He was like “Visor? I hardly know ‘er!”
RO: Dammit Ben
To be honest, I forgot he was even in that episode.