Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Attn: "40 people who like you." I don't have a paid subscription,
so instead of "liking" me, how about dropping me a note?
Open Culture @openculture
Flannery O'Connor to Grace New U.S. Postage Stamp. (And it’s about
Where's my happiness?:
The Happiness Industry: How Government and Big Businesses
Manipulate Your Moods For Profit:
Here's some good news (for a change):
Department of Justice Won't Stand Behind Fed Agency Support for
Industrial Hog Facility | Earthjustice:
This book sounds interesting:
'In recent years, a number of talented novelists have experienced a
sudden and alarming loss of faith in their chosen literary form.
David Shields thinks most novels are boring and disconnected from
reality. Nicole Krauss is “sick of plot and characters and scenes
and climax and resolution.” Rachel Cusk has decided that
conventional fiction is “fake and embarrassing.” Karl Ove
Knausgaard goes even further, dismissing the entire enterprise:
“Fictional writing has no value.”'
Kate Atkinson’s ‘A God in Ruins’ - NYTimes.com:
I liked Atkinson’s: Behind the Scenes at the Museum (1995).
A friend suggested I describe myself as a retired psychology
professor. Consider it done. I've always been fascinated by
behavior in its vast range across many animals, including
Korzybski says plants are energy binders and animals are space
binders. I seem to be an information binder.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My interests include current affairs, environmental activism,
social justice, inequality, business, economics, open-source
software, sustainability, biodiversity, literature, and creative
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I bake pretty good sourdough bread. I developed my own starter from
ordinary yeast I got at the grocery store. I'd use some of the
dough, bakers call it the "sponge," to start successive batches
without adding additional yeast. After about the third iteration
the sponge had picked up bacteria from the flour that turned it the
requisite sour. Tasty!
The first things people usually notice about me
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As an introvert, I'm not particularly showy, but perhaps worth
getting to know anyway. Here an excellent article on the topic.
Have a look; you might be an introvert too.
Caring for Your Introvert
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Obligatory reading: The New York Times and The Atlantic. I'm about
to add The New Yorker to the list, but it's really hard to find the
time to read.
Reading Downton Abbey: The Complete Scripts: Season Two by Julian
Fellowes. He's telling a compelling story.
Re: movies, I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel, and liked it a lot.
But I usually watch movies long after they're released. More
recently, To Be Or Not To Be (1942).
I like dark comedy, e.g., Keeping Mum (2005).
I'm pretty omnivorous, but maybe lean a little toward Thai,
Mexican, and Chinese food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Lapsang Souchong tea.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
He that lives in hope
Dances without music.
What does it mean?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having barbecue at Whole Hog Cafe.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a member of the human race.
You should message me if
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You'd be interested in having coffee and getting acquainted.
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