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Roald Velden — Minded Music Sessions 064 [Melodic House]

This is what I’m listening to as I power through some Friday work–the first track in particular from Anse Source is incredible. Hoping it finds you well.

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Guggenz — This Love I’ve Met

If you’re like me, you may find the current state of the world anxiety-inducing. Personally, I’m fortunate in that I haven’t become sick and don’t know anyone who has; I haven’t lost my job or anything quite like that. Still, … Continue reading

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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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