Bites

A go-to to-go menu of recommended links to other website’s articles, a reservoir of links if you will.

Food for thought and wine for feeling.

Below are my recommendations for what to feast on when you’ve run out of articles to read.

Still Life with a Ginger Jar and Eggplants 1893–94
Paul Cézanne

Starters

50 Ideas That Changed My Life by David Perell
Russell Conjugation: Journalists often change the meaning of a sentence by replacing one word with a synonym that implies a different meaning. For example, the same person can support an estate tax but oppose a death tax — even though they are the same thing.

68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
The purpose of a habit is to remove that action from self-negotiation. You no longer expend energy deciding whether to do it. You just do it. Good habits can range from telling the truth, to flossing.

A worthy goal for a year is to learn enough about a subject so that you can’t believe how ignorant you were a year earlier.

Effective Altruism in a nutshell

After spending a lot of time investigating and comparing lots of ideas about how we can improve the world, we actually think some approaches are 1,000% better, or 10,000% better than others.

This person does not exist
This is my nightmare and I can’t believe it’s not real. Imagined by a GAN (generative adversarial network)

The Demolition of the Most Beautiful Library in America
Photos of the old public library in Cincinnati

In Conversation with Jay Gupta
My former professor on the philosophy of aesthetics.

Is There Such a Thing as Good Taste?

If everything a particle interacts with behaves as if the particle had a mass of m, then it has a mass of m.

Oakland Geology
A world at your feet. Focused on, near, and around Oakland, California.

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit 1896
Paul Gauguin

Mains

The Pragmatics of Project Communication
This point is so obvious as to often be overlooked:  silence amounts to communicating that which one does not want to communicate.

Reality has Endorsed Bernie Sanders
A virus that will thrive in the intimacy of American poverty.

The Dawn of Everything

There are instances when a state devolves into anarchy in the winter – or the summer.

Why is Everything Liberal?

Asking why corporations are woke is like asking why Hispanics tend to have two arms, or why the Houston Rockets have increased their number of 3-point shots taken over the last few decades. 

Shop Class as Soulcraft

Our testaments to physical work are so often focused on the values such work exhibits rather than on the thought it requires. 

Artists by Art Movement
You’ve got your Ancient Egyptian art, Ancient Greek art, Medieval art, Renaissance art, Post Renaissance art, Modern art, Contemporary art, Chinese art, Korean art, Japanese art, Islamic art, and what’s called Native art.

Step Inside Jacques Grange’s Storied Paris Apartment
The celebrated French writer Colette first moved to 9 rue de Beaujolais, overlooking the Palais-Royal garden in Paris, in the 1920s.

Epistemology and Compulsory School

The way learning works is this: people guess what is correct and test it.

The Individual as Elusive Quarry in the History of Philosophy 

The individual is in fact a strategically ambiguous metaphysical concept, which has befuddled our understanding of not only ethics but also philosophy and science more generally through the centuries.

How Washington keeps America sick and fat
Today’s diet crisis is one of excess, and it is costing us dearly: obesity alone costs about $147 billion annually; hypertension costs an estimated $131 billion a year; and diabetes, the vast majority of which is Type 2, costs $237 billion.

Still Life with Ham 1870s
Philippe Rousseau

Desserts

Mary Hobson
She studied Russian[3] at the age of 56 because she wanted to read the original version of Leo Tolstoy‘s War and Peace (in Russian, course). Mary’s daughter gifted her the book and Mary read it while recovering from a surgery.

How To Create Your Best-Ever Bedroom
Photos of bedrooms – some quirky, others moody – all of which soothe me.

How to Find Frontiers

People claim to be explorers and to love frontiers, but they complain they can’t find the “next frontier” until it’s already mainstream. In reality, they’re not interested in frontiers, they’re interested in getting in cheap on the ground floor of a new city. 

Aim small, miss small
Improve your archery accuracy and focus.

The Mexican Art of the Double Entendre
Linguistic poetry, or “albur“. Or why my relatives have brutal, yet clever, comebacks.

How Human Brains Do Language
One system, two channels.

On the Value of Curiousity
It’s basically a critic’s job to think in public, which is a scary thing to do depending on who’s your public.

Drinks

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