“People who grow bored in their own company seem to me in danger.” Andrei Tarkovsky (via Brainpickings)
Present Shock. Why Living in The Present is a Disorder, a review of Douglass Rushkoff's new book.
Remote controls and DVRs give us the ability to break down narratives — particularly the more abusive ones. This is a great thing for escaping the “ends-justify-the-means” traps of 20th-century wars and religions, but it can also make it hard to convey values.A Year of Online Dating. Anne Lamott writes about her dating woes on Salon.
I had loved the sleeping alone part. I rarely missed sex: I had tiny boundary issues in all those years of drinking, and by my early 20s I had used up my lifelong allotment....Additionally, I have spent approximately 1,736 hours of this one precious life waiting for the man to finish, and pretending that felt good. And I want a refund.My students really need home econ and all of the other practical sciences.
Don't care. I so agree with this list and could well add my own items.
from the Oatmeal
Post-Plagiarism. I feel like I should be having a more sophisticated conversation with my students about copyright and fair use than "don't do it." Maybe I'll have students read this.
Shut it off. I did try to avoid the news this week as I usually do during crisis. This is an interesting look at our 24/7 turned on / tuned in media.
App for that: kissing cousins, or at least avoiding doing it.
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