“Murder your dreams,” he said. I wasn’t listening. I was drunk. (Seven straight hours of watching TV is drunk: it doesn’t make you smarter, give you more energy or equip you to do any of the many things it entices you to spend your priceless time watching. It just makes you slightly unresponsive to your… Read More Murder your dreams
If you watched last week’s Stop the White Noise, you would have caught Rev. and Mrs. Fisk discussing the helpful advice gleaned from self-help guru Tony Robbins. Robbins promotes a method of dealing with a crippling emotional life called “scrambling”. The mental exercise involves turning trauma and unhealthy mental habits into cartoons. In a similar vein, we… Read More Keeping it riddikulus
You may have heard the saying “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”. British journalist Oliver Burkeman might agree. A recent blog post finds him pondering the nature of interruptions, and our modern obsession with productivity. He stumbled across a philosophical claim that made him think: “nothing obstructs the activity of anything else.” This… Read More Am I interrupting?
Anyone who was tuned into Rev Fisk in the twilight months of Life Before Covid, will remember his love/hate relationship with clocks. Joe Zadeh, the writer of a fascinating and philosophical piece for Noema seems to have read the Mad Christian’s mind. Zadeh wanders far and wide with his exploration of how time became “tyrannical”, arguing that a tool… Read More On the Clock