What I’m up to1

Reading for classes. Re-reading East of Eden for fun. Writing assignments and weaving a story together about my past trip to America. Working part-time. Planning my travels for this summer. Volunteering. Writing postcards and waiting for them in the mail. Building a streak on Duolingo. Limiting my use of social media in a wider effort to treasure my time and attention. Collecting sayings like “as uninspected as Eden on the sixth day”. Thinking about how I’m not a lottery ticket. Understanding that there is no perfect time and being more appreciative, including the many systems that quietly operate in the background.2

Links and more

My Goodreads and my most listened to songs for the past month:

A quote and excerpt I’ve come across:

Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.

Hermann Hesse

Munger retained his sense of humor into his 90s, even though he was nearly blind, could barely walk, and his beloved wife, Nancy, had died years earlier. Around 2016, an acquaintance asked which person, in a long life, he felt most grateful to.

“My second wife’s first husband,” Munger said instantly. “I had the ungrudging love of this magnificent woman for 60 years simply by being a somewhat less awful husband than he was.”

Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s Partner and ‘Abominable No-Man,’ Dies at 99 (Wall Street Journal)

A song on my mind:

Last updated:3
21 March 2024

This page is inspired by Derek Sivers.

  1. Admittedly, much of the below may be more aspirational than I’d like. ↩︎
  2. The articles I’ve selected give me cause to worry about the health of these systems though. ↩︎
  3. In the past, I used to pay 10 USD to the one reader who first notices that I have not updated this page in the past month. And I paid that once in March 2022, but that offer has since ended. ↩︎