Issues of 7 for Sunday.

  • Clarity

    Issue № 94


    I’ve lately been working through reading many, short interviews with people of varying degrees of fame and success. Most of them don’t particularly interest me. “But wait,” you’re thinking, “why would you bother to read a bunch of things which don’t particularly interest you?” What I’m looking for, in both fiction and documentary, are moments…

  • Integrity

    Issue № 93


    Nostalgia totally sounds like some sort of prescription nasal spray that pops up in one of those interstitial, web-page ads. It’s potent enough that it certainly shouldn’t be as readily available as it is. The instant I begin to cast my mind back 30 years to when I was participating in building the Internet and…

  • Creativity

    Issue № 92


    I feel that I waste so many moments. I suspect you do too, because that’s the human experience as far as I’ve seen. Hold in mind some moments you feel you’ve recently wasted. Don’t focus on the usual patsy, your phone. Think more broadly and find a few examples of time you wasted . .…

  • Frivolity

    Issue № 91


    I’ve been struggling of late. The Police quote below is very apropos. I think I’ve optimized too much of the frivolity out of life. The cure, obviously is to systematize my reading! …no, just kidding. For the first 30+ years I was a voracious reader of fiction; mostly science-fiction, but also straight up classics, literature…

  • Mindfulness

    Issue № 90


    An extremely fast way to get to mindfulness—this is the fastest way I’ve found so far—is to think: This may well be the last time I do this. The last walk. The last boulder I scramble upon. The last conversation with this person. The last conversation ever. The last word I type. The last sentence…

  • Start the clock

    Issue № 89

    Start the clock

    I sometimes talk about “moving forward” as a default mindset I have. For example, all other things being equal, go to the airport and wait in the terminal, not a home. But in the end, it all boils down to my having deeply apprehended the lesson that the first 90% of everything is vastly easier…

  • Calm

    Issue № 88


    Calm technology. Slow thought. Peace. We need a philosophy of Slow Thought to ease thinking into a more playful and porous dialogue about what it means to live. ~ Vincenzo Di Nicola from, We can each do some things, and not everything. Choose wisely. Journaling I find that whatever hindrances occur I write just about…

  • Discipline

    Issue № 87


    I’ve recently started reading a book about the importance of having exactly one thing upon which to focus. As with priority, becoming priorities, focusing on exactly one thing soon becomes two, and then three. Suddenly, it’s 23 things. And since the first 90% of any thing is vastly easier than the second 90%, in short order I’m busy, overwhelmed, sprinting…

  • Spatial

    Issue № 86


    Without over-explaining how the soup gets made, I’ll just mention that this, and the third, things for you to savor this week are exceptionally nerdy this week. I’m not sure whether I’m more excited by the contents of this essay (which to be fair, I only skimmed) or the fact that it’s from like 1992.…

  • Hard work

    Issue № 85

    Hard work

    Work ethic. The value in labor is not that it’s hard. The combination of our minds and our might, our values and our ideals, is what raises labor from simply effort expended, to purposes transcendent. What people don’t realize is that if you’re buried in your email inbox instead of doing your most important work, you…