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The Problem with Intellectuals, and Thomas Sowell

[Updated with additional discussion and context for Sowell interview on 06/11/2020] A growing distaste for intellectuals as intellectuals is one of the things that subtly pushed me away from academia even as I moved further into its depths as a … Continue reading

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What Finishing a PhD Taught Me

After four and half years, I can finally politely request that you call me Doctor. It’s still a little surreal, in part because I’ve ended up in a job where my scholarly credentials are less important than in academia, but … Continue reading

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breakfast. [jazz hop/lofi]

I hope your week is off to a good start, whatever that means for you. This is the mix that got me going while enjoying some coffee this morning. Courtesy of The Jazz Hop Cafe:

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Quarantine, Uncertainty, and Dealing with Anxiety

With COVID-19 continuing to spread (though thankfully slowing down in some areas), it’s a difficult time for everyone, to say the least. Most of us have moved indoors until some yet undetermined point in the future, moving our work, our … Continue reading

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mtbrd — “Damn Fine Coffee”

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Talamanca – Arrivals and Departures (Silk Music)

I may or may not have shared that I’m a big fan of EDM, especially Trance and House. I find it one of the few genres that I enjoy regardless of what I’m doing. Especially now, though, when I’m spending … Continue reading

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I Am Really Here

After being in a soft quarantine for a while, I’ve had the strange experience of feeling a little distant and dissociated. Perhaps it’s spending too much time sitting in front of a computer (I work in tech) or spending less … Continue reading

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Stephen Fry on What Makes Us Human

I’ve always enjoyed Stephen Fry. More than many celebrities or personalities, he seems particularly capable of cutting through the noise and being vulnerable in a way that makes others want to meet him in that space. It’s difficult not to … Continue reading

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Zane Alexander – Transition

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve been working on a project with Gibson’s┬áNeuromancer (trying out some Twitter scripting art thing), but I’ve been on a real synthwave kick lately. In the seemingly endless number of Youtube mixes, this is … Continue reading

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a l e x — ghosts

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