All posts filed under ‘Stray Thoughts

“In the face of the increasingly materialist and pragmatic orientation of our age … it would not be eccentric in future to contemplate a society in which those who live for the pleasures of the mind will no longer have the right to demand their place in the sun. The writer, the thinker, the dreamer, […]

Balls Bias

During a walk in the swamps on the island, I had to think of a few friends and acquaintances and how they are moving ahead (or not) in their careers and businesses. While I believe they are quite similar in smarts, energy and resources, some of them seem to get ahead much easier. Listening to […]

Vulnerable by Choice

“In the safest, most boring country, the worst lone gunman shooting happens. The worst in the world, in history. But it will not make our country worse. The safe, boring democracy will supply him with a defense lawyer as is his right. He will not get more than 21 years in prison as is the […]

Health Insurance

Health insurance is sleeping in. Health insurance is saying yes to boredom, and taking it from there. Health insurance is asking our bodies how we feel, not just our doctors. Health insurance is meeting friends for a long walk or an extended dinner at least once per week. Health insurance is stopping, looking at what […]

Stray Thoughts: Workday Walks

Here’s a photo from early Friday afternoon, my last workday this week: I took a wonderful 2-hour walk in the rare Winter sun, enjoying the forest and the sea shore.1 An easy thing to do, even when you’re working and it’s 2pm. Or so it should be. In reality, too many people still are confined […]