Worldwide temperature anomalies, March to May 2007.
(Update. It was 102 in Seattle Saturday, 1 degree short of the highest temperature ever recorded here. Normal high for this date in Seattle is 73. Forecast for 110 by Monday.)
I’m currently living in the great Seattle heatwave. Seattle averages only 3 days a year over 90 degrees Fahrenheit and even then it typically goes down into the 60s at night. Continue reading Seattle Heat Wave
E. B. White (1899 – 1977) at age 77, writing in the boathouse of his home in Maine.
I learned most of what I know about writing from two books: William Strunk and E.B. White’s The Elements of Style, and William Zinsser’s On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. Continue reading Good Writing
Will Durant Bertrand Russell
Here are examples of great writing about the value of philosophy from two great prose stylists Will Durant and Bertrand Russell. Continue reading Great Prose
How to Find Fulfilling Work (The School of Life)
My Previous Advice – One of the most difficult things tasks for most of us is finding fulfilling (paid) work in our modern economic system. Continue reading Finding Fulfilling Work
I know of no better statement of Stoic philosophy than what follows—the 3rd maxim by which Descartes lived his life. It is truly a piece of wisdom. Three long sentences that are worth continual re-reading. Continue reading Descartes’ Third Maxim