A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Faces His Own Death

Powerful. In his 1996 book about death, Herbert Fingarette argued that fearing one’s own demise was irrational. When you die, he wrote, “there is nothing.” Why should we fear the absence of being when we won’t be there ourselves to suffer it? Twenty years later, facing his own mortality, the philosopher realized that he’d been… Continue reading A 97-Year-Old Philosopher Faces His Own Death

Parasites and Entrepreneur 

A wild paper suggesting that perhaps a notable amount of entrepreneurs may also be affected by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. “…a common parasite, Toxoplasma gondii (TG), known for its behavioral manipulation of warm-blooded animals, can impact human behavior including possibly in relation to entrepreneurship.” Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Parasite Infection is Associated with Entrepreneurial Initiation,… Continue reading Parasites and Entrepreneur 

Tree.fm

What a delightful idea. For sentimental reasons, I’m partial to this forest, but your mileage may vary. https://www.tree.fm/forest/11 People around the world recorded the sounds of their forests, so you can escape into nature, and unwind wherever you are. tree.fm

The Glass Is Already Broken

“You see this goblet?” asks Achaan Chaa, the Thai meditation master. “For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a lovely ring to it. But when I put… Continue reading The Glass Is Already Broken

How the Big Bang gave us time

A great video (and transcript) about time and, one of my favorite subjects, entropy. Entropy is how messy, how disorganized, how random a system is. When things are nice and neat and tidy, they are low entropy. When they’re all messy and all over the place, they’re high entropy. And there’s a natural tendency of… Continue reading How the Big Bang gave us time

Lesser Known Apple Watch Workouts

Probably only amusing if you have an Apple Watch or other fitness tracker that sets physical goals, but I think these illustrations by Basic Apple Guy are pretty brilliant. If you like the sample below, check out part 1 and part 2 on the Basic Apple Guy website.