Weekend Edition: 3-28

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  • 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

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

  • 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

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