Welcome to March 2021’s Disappearing Moment, an inventory of opinions and experiences. I hope you enjoy it.
- Choiceology (I Loved It): Wharton professor Katy Milkman shares interviews and stories about our cognitive biases. I love her enthusiasm and affection for behavioral science and her subjects.
- City of Women (I Loved It): We are women or will be soon. We live in Bangalore or will soon. We are fighters, bending the din. Hear our laughter and surrender.
- The Many Near Deaths of John Huizinga (I Liked It): What’s better than a septuagenarian Dutch-Canadian raconteur and near-death connoisseur? The wonderful father-daughter dynamic that enfolds his stories.
- Recording Artists (I Loved It): Archival interviews with artists Alice Neel, Lee Krasner, Betye Saar, Helen Frankenthaler, Yoko Ono, and Eva Hesse. Helen Molesworth and her guests add thoughtful context.
I have read RSS feeds using dozens of app and device combinations. The free, open source NetNewsWire on an iPad is my favorite by far.
Perfect coffee: 3 oz. regular, 9 oz. decaf. My wife’s carafe of drip coffee provides the regular. I make the decaf in a Bodum Caffettiera.
Personal Finance and Investing
I registered 13F.org, named after the SEC filings where money managers’ reveal their portfolios, intending to analyze Superinvestors’ decisions. Dataroma.com is this, only better.
- Tema Okun, “white supremacy culture” (I Loved It): Creating accessible physical and virtual spaces benefits everyone. The same is true for dismantling white supremacy. Structural inequity harms everyone, especially our BIPOC colleagues.
- Isabel Wilkerson, Caste (2020) (I Loved It): A book that captures our moment. Wilkerson grounds her theories about America’s caste system in mid-century scholarship, and expands on it with clarity and urgency.
A Demi-Abecedarian Enumeration (Part 2 of 2)
- neoliberal (and neoconservative)
- qi (or ch’i or karma)
- surface (as a verb)
- Tweet, tweeted, tweetstorm, etc.
- verbings (e.g. appending -ize)
Thanks for spending a few moments with me. I look forward to corresponding again next month.