ridiculous things.

Kierkegaard quote

Slow down. Breathe.

No one is that important; quit trying to sell yourself as something you’re not.


It seems I was waiting for this article to be written:

The psychological importance of wasting time (The Atlantic / Quartz)


““Wasting time is about recharging your battery and de-cluttering,” he says. Taking time to be totally, gloriously, proudly unproductive will ultimately make you better at your job, says Guttridge. But it’s also fulfilling in and of itself.”

And also, this article from Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, “Darwin was a slacker and you should be too,” in Nautilus:


And this, “Why time management is ruining our lives,” from the Guardian:








I’m a sucker for a well-executed harmony. It makes me pause and listen to music or performers I wouldn’t otherwise (and maybe shed a tear or two). This is in large part due to growing up in a musical family in Appalachia where Sunday afternoons were spent around the piano singing old hymns in perfect harmony.

Jayhawks, “Blue”

Simon & Garfunkel, The Boxer

CSN, “Helplessly Hoping”

Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, “The Sweetest Gift”

Sam & Dave, “Hold On”

Queen, “Somebody to Love”

The Band, “The Weight” (as performed by Mavis Staples, Nick Lowe, and Wilco)

Fleetwood Mac, “The Chain”

The Eagles, “Seven Bridges Road” (as performed by Meghan Patrick & the Washboard Union)

The Byrds, “Farther Along”

Grand Ole Opry Artists, “Will the Circle be Unbroken” (gospel medley)

Beach Boys, “Wouldn’t it be Nice”

The Beatles, “Because” (as performed by Elliott Smith)

Townes vanZandt, “If I Needed You” (as performed by Emmylou Harris and Don Williams)

Tammy Wynette and George Jones, “Golden Ring”