- It’s my annual “hockey weekend.” The NCAA Division I men’s hockey tournament began yesterday. I watched three games and live cut-ins to a fourth yesterday (and went to a Stampede game last night). There’s six more games on TV today (making me thankful for DVRs) and two tomorrow. Not that I’m obsessed or anything.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- You’re Not As Busy As You Say You Are (“The answer to feeling oppressively busy … is to stop telling yourself that you’re oppressively busy, because the truth is that we are all much less busy than we think we are.”)
- The Case for Working Less (“…mythologizing about work fails to confront – indeed it actively conceals – the acute hardships of much work performed in modern society. For many, work is about doing ‘what you hate'”.)
- Noah Isn’t Accurate Because It Can’t Be (“Most movies implying they were based on true events…have true events to base a script on. Noah does not for a number of reasons.”)
Blog Headline of the Week
- Is a failure to read well the source of religious fundamentalism?
- Eight reasons social media is decimating art and literature
- Some books — including 1984 and The Great Gatsby — are brought up so much at Reddit that the site has banned discussion of them
- They’re never just books
- Harvard University has discovered three books in its libraries are bound in human skin — and doesn’t know if there may be others
- Is owning books as good as reading them?
- I actually read both books in the Tournament of Books championship and much preferred the winner, The Good Lord BirdLife After Life, which I felt was far overpraised
- For the uninitiated or unfamiliar, an intro to steampunk
- I got my Barnes & Noble ebook settlement Wednesday night — all $2.19
- How medieval parents dealt with their teenagers
- In a recent study in Italy, people hearing the sound of a hammer striking marble each time it tapped their hands felt like their limbs were made of stone
What happens on the ice is notably free from religious exhibitionism: players don’t kneel in prayer at center ice after a game or cross themselves before a breakaway. The game is the spirituality.
Chris Koentges, “The Oracle of Ice Hockey“