What’s New Under the Sun?

We ran into some interesting quotes, let me share a couple of excerpts, we’ll keep them short: And here’s another one, a wee bit longer, but worth the read: A third one, we’ll summarize, because it was a page long… It talked about the new economy that emerged as a result of the new technology. … Continue reading What’s New Under the Sun?

The Double-Edged Sword of Passion at Work

After a great discussion on Can your hobby be your job and your job your hobby? we concluded that the answer is mostly always … no. One loses control of one’s time and energy when one’s hobby becomes one’s job, which tends to turn any hobby into a chore rather than a joy. But the … Continue reading The Double-Edged Sword of Passion at Work

What is the first name EVER to be written in human history?

I once read a thesis that the Greek written language started with the writing of the Illiad and the Odyssey. What a marvelous way to start one’s language! Greek probably didn’t start that way, but I always remembered that tidbit fondly. It had me wondering about the potentially enchanting reasons for humans to first start … Continue reading What is the first name EVER to be written in human history?

When the Means Become The End, or When Work Became a 4-Letter Word

I was fascinated by the revelation of how good the gatherers/hunters’ lives were when I read Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens. He shares that, if you survived infancy, your life expectancy was likely in the 70s or even 80s! So much for what we thought about 20s being old age in our gathering/hunting days. And why … Continue reading When the Means Become The End, or When Work Became a 4-Letter Word

3 Visual Lessons from Recent Entertainment History

We wrapped up our 4 part series of Lessons From the Expanse (Part 1, More Lessons, Even More Lessons, The Return of the Lessons) with our top 5 favorite movies of the-aliens-have-come-to-us-here-on-earth. Fortunately, we received some fantastic recommendations, and our thanks go to the recommenders! As I was researching the recommendations, my husband found a … Continue reading 3 Visual Lessons from Recent Entertainment History