Short Term is Long Term
Some days it’s bizarre. Other days, like today, it’s deeply insightful. From the online comic SMBC:
I’d like to recognize that the long term is made of the short term, but that would require some metal restructuring.
No Such Thing as Monsters
I had a powerful moment of transformation as a child that I'm going to share with you because it's an important lesson about psychological scripts, empathy, and the essential humanity of all people. In fifth grade, [my scars] were still horror movie material. My skull was indented, my eye socket hadn't been fully rebuilt yet, and skin from my thigh covered a large portion of my face and head. I tried to grow my hair out to cover it, but I ended up looking like Jr. Comb-over Frankenstein. I used to get a lot of shit from my classmates, and...
The Art Gallery That Exists
The other day I was out with my wife at Starbucks drinking a peppermint tea (I love peppermint). We sat talking about nerdy things like whether a cure for aging would change cultural norms surrounding suicide or affect people's risk aversion in a statistically significant way. “That's funny,” she said. “Hm?” “The art on the wall behind you, I thought it was cute, they got some middle schoolers to hang their art up.” I looked, and I saw what was funny. It wasn't middle school art, it was a local artist selling her work. Flat, watercolor portraits and semi-abstract, still...