Welcome to Utopia—
On a remote island, a rich former executive and his wife wait for the world to end. they want others to join—but it’s a one-way trip.
We all have our little utopias, but this doesn’t seem to be it for me, For one, there’s no place to bicycle. As I tend to say in such circumstances, “to each his own,” or “live and let live.”
From The New Yorker, a short 1998 piece by Arthur Miller.
I remember summer life “before air-conditioning.” It was hot.
From Amazing Facts Undefined. I found the advice fairly good, in that most of it is “common sense,” all too uncommon. However, the instructive tone of addressing it to “you” is a bit of a turn-off. I wonder if the author takes his or her own advice?
2014: Obama’s America—”Scandals now come so fast that each new mess makes us forget the previous one.”
From Live Science—so, is the science settled?
From The Threepenny Review—seven to one aren’t particularly good odds.
From The School of Life—Epicurus and “happiness.”
Rather chilling information from The Guardian—
At least 80% of all audio calls, not just metadata, are recorded and stored in the US, says whistleblower William Binney – that’s a ‘totalitarian mentality’