Here’s a great article from the New York Times that discusses one of my pet peeves: “I feel like.” The law of demand doesn’t care how you feel. The statistical properties of data don’t care how you feel. Things like the law of comparative advantage are not matters of emotional intuition or feelings. They are […]
New on the Kindle: Rosaria Butterfield, “The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert” Amazon Product Description Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they […]
I just reorganized my travel gear for a trip to Washington DC. Here’s how my backpack is laid out. The large pocket closest to me has three things in it. First, and probably most important, is my MacBook Pro. Second, I have the packet of readings for the summer workshop I’m leading at the American […]
Safety demonstrations on planes. Is anyone really paying attention? Delta’s security demonstration videos are pretty funny. They make it easier for the uninitiated to pay attention, and they add a bit of levity to what can be a stressful process. Good job, Delta. Thanks for making flying more enjoyable.
I took the family to Magic City Con at the Hyatt Regency in Hoover, Alabama, June 10-12. I’m already planning to go back next year. I’m a giant nerd: I love Star Wars. I enjoy professional wrestling non-ironically. I watch The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. I was a big fan of the Battlestar […]
Behold, one of the greatest things on the internet: the “This Charming Charlie” Tumblr, where artist Lauren LoPrete has put lyrics from Smiths and Morrissey songs into the conversation bubbles in “Peanuts” strips. I’m a little late to the party here as this is a few years old, but one of the neatest things about […]