All I Think About Is Money

“I’ve lived in the city all my life. I grew up on the Upper East Side, and when I was ten years old I was rich, I was an aristocrat, riding around in taxis, surrounded by comfort, and all I thought about was art and music. Now I’m thirty-six, and all I think about is money.”

—Wallace Shawn, My Dinner with André (1981)

Keep Going

“Think of Darwin, working for decades on his theory of evolution, refraining from publishing it because it wasn’t yet perfect. Hardly anyone knew what he was working on. No one said, Hey Charles, it’s okay that you’re taking so long, because what you’re working on is just so important. They didn’t know. He couldn’t have known. He just knew that it wasn’t done yet, that it could be better, and that that was enough to keep him going.”

—Ryan Holiday, Ego Is the Enemy

Sunday 8.21.2016 New York Times Digest


1. Think It’s Hot Now? Just Wait

“By the end of the century, the number of 100-degree days will skyrocket, making working or playing outdoors unbearable, and sometimes deadly. The effects on our health, air quality, food and water supplies will get only worse if we don’t drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions right away.”

2. Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation

“Affluent black families, freed from the restrictions of low income, often end up living in poor and segregated communities anyway.”

3. The Obama Years: The Best of Times to Be a Stock Investor

“The facts are inescapable: The Obama years have been among the best of times to be a stock investor, going all the way back to the dawn of the 20th century.”

4. Becoming Disabled

“The fact is, most of us will move in and out of disability in our lifetimes, whether we do so through illness, an injury or merely the process of aging.”

5. Handwriting Just Doesn’t Matter

“Debates over handwriting reveal what a society prizes and fears; they are not really about the virtues or literacy levels of children.”

6. A Natural Cure for Lyme Disease

“What’s behind the rise of Lyme? Many wildlife biologists suspect that it is partly driven by an out-of-whack ecosystem.”

7. The Virtues of Reality

“This mix of youthful safety and adult immaturity may be a feature of life in a society increasingly shaped by the internet’s virtual realities.”

8. Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure

“Regardless of their credentials, many freshmen doubt that they have the necessary brainpower or social adeptness to succeed in college. This fear of failing hits poor, minority and first-generation college students especially hard. If they flunk an exam, or a professor doesn’t call on them, their fears about whether they belong may well be confirmed. The cycle of doubt becomes self-reinforcing, and students are more likely to drop out.”

9. White Rappers, Clear of a Black Planet

“We have arrived in the post-accountability era of white rap, when white artists are flourishing almost wholly outside the established hip-hop industry, evading black gatekeepers and going directly to overwhelmingly white consumers, resulting in what can feel like a parallel world, aware of hip-hop’s center but studiously avoiding it.”

10. Werner Herzog Says ‘The Internet Has Its Glorious Side’

“I started using the internet, but basically for emails. Very early on. But I do not have a cellphone, because I don’t want to be connected all the time. When I look among the circle of my friends, almost everybody’s complaining about being a slave of their two cellphones. They exaggerate, but they are partially addicted. I thought, I don’t need to be connected all the time.”

11. ‘Post-Gender’ Baby Names Are on the Rise.

“Researchers at Nameberry analyzed the baby name registry from the Social Security Administration and found that the number of babies given unisex names like Harper, Tatum and Quinn had risen 60 percent in the last decade, to 67,831 babies in 2015.”

12. From Montreal to Minnesota, by Inland Sea

“In my mind, it was difficult to connect Montreal and Minnesota by water at all. I was so used to driving and flying, the shape of the continent had been distorted. You get on a plane or Interstate in New York and get off in Minneapolis. Or Chicago. Or Los Angeles. Most people don’t travel anymore. They arrive. Unless you are riding the slow boat. Then you see every mile.”

13. Joseph O’Neill on The Glamour of Strangeness

“Unlike the traveler or the tourist, who belongs somewhere and intends to return there, the exote is a ‘voluntary exile who goes to distant lands in search of a new home with no intent to repatriate.’”

14. Human Cells Make Up Only Half Our Bodies. A New Book Explains Why.

“Human cells and microbial cells are incredibly interdependent, because we have evolved together. We provide their habitats; they provide their labor.”

15. In a New Biography, How Marconi’s Start-Up Changed the World

“When somebody registers a powerful, attention-grabbing message, we say that person is ‘making waves.’ Marconi was the original wave maker. He made dead air come alive.”

16. The Easiest Way to Get Rid of Racism? Just Redefine It.

“It’s not that anyone denies that institutional racism once existed. But the belief now is that systemic racism is a national cancer that was excised long ago, in an operation so successful it didn’t even leave lasting effects. All that remains is individual hatred in the souls of the most monstrous among us — or else, depending on whom you ask, in vengeful minorities who want to nurse grievances and see whites suffer for the sins of past generations. Through the willful perversion of shared history, whites have been able to appropriate the victimhood of minorities and, in an audacious reversal, insist that an obvious thing isn’t real — otherwise known as gaslighting. And as in any case of sustained abuse, gaslighting is integral to institutional racism.”

17. How Do You Tell a Better Story in Sports?

“Despite the growing influence of the rationalists — the analysts and wonks who want to tear this all down — the mainstream sports industrial complex, especially in the loftier parts of the media, doesn’t share their vision. Narrative, with all its lies, still dominates.”

18. Letter of Recommendation: Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles

“To enjoy Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles is to revel in the human-made, in the old Enlightenment project of our scientific conquest of nature.”

19. How to Pass a C.I.A. Background Check

“Prepare to be spied on.”

19. David’s Ankles: How Imperfections Could Bring Down the World’s Most Perfect Statue

“We are conditioned to believe that art is safe, beyond the reach of the grimy world. We don’t hang the Mona Lisa next to an archery range. We put her in a fortress: walls, checkpoints, lasers, guards, bulletproof glass. There are scholars, textbooks, posters — a whole collective mythology suggesting that the work will live forever. But safety is largely an illusion, and permanence a fiction. Empires hemorrhage wealth, bombs fall on cities, religious radicals decimate ancient temples. Destruction happens in any number of ways, for any number of reasons, at any number of speeds — and it will happen, and no amount of reverence will stop it.”

20. Flint’s Water Crisis and the ‘Troublemaker’ Scientist

“In the sciences, normal professors with tenure do not maintain websites on which they publish incriminating emails obtained under the Freedom of Information Act. Or habitually refer to unethical bureaucrats as ‘pathological lying scumbags.’ Or allude frequently to Orwell’s 1984, Arendt’s The Origins of Totalitarianism and Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy of the People,’ an 1882 political drama about polluted water contaminating the profitable baths in a Norwegian town. Of his fellow tenured scientists, a normal professor doesn’t say things like, ‘We are the greatest generation of cowards in history.’”

21. Has Waiting for Things Become the Ultimate Luxury?

“The most beautiful, highest-quality things cannot be crafted quickly.”

Sunday 8.14.2016 New York Times Digest


1. Join the Army and Choose Whichever God You Like

“I have qualms about the Spanish-American War — who doesn’t? But I wolfed down the part of Theodore Roosevelt’s book The Rough Riders portraying the men he commanded in Cuba: sheriffs and sharpshooters, Creeks and Chickasaws, a Louisiana bookworm, an Idaho hunter, a Jew nicknamed Pork-chop and a cowpuncher who went by ‘the Dude,’ all living together in ‘complete equality.’”

2. Once Skeptical of Executive Power, Obama Has Come to Embrace It

“Once a presidential candidate with deep misgivings about executive power, Mr. Obama will leave the White House as one of the most prolific authors of major regulations in presidential history.”

3. Is That Real Tuna in Your Sushi? Now, a Way to Track That Fish

“In a recent Oceana investigation of seafood fraud, the organization bought fish sold at restaurants, seafood markets, sushi places and grocery stores, and ran DNA tests. It discovered that 33 percent of the fish was mislabeled per federal guidelines. Fish labeled snapper and tuna were the least likely to be what their purveyors claimed they were.”

4. Why American Schools Are Even More Unequal Than We Thought

“Years spent eligible for subsidized school meals serves as a good proxy for the depth of disadvantage.”

5. The Billion-Dollar Jackpot: Engineered to Drain Your Wallet

“Once the jackpot reaches a certain threshold — somewhere in the hundreds of millions, these days — people begin talking and rushing to buy tickets, including people who don’t typically buy lottery tickets, and the jackpot soars even higher.”

6. Sisterhood Is Not Enough: Why Workplace Equality Needs Men, Too

“Lately, I’ve been hearing professional women sing a different tune, questioning the purpose of women-only conferences, corporate workshops and networking soirees. As someone who has led professional development workshops, including women-only gatherings, naturally my ears perk up. Some tell me these single-sex events are outmoded — so last century — and should be done away with because they mirror the exclusionary behavior that made victims of us.”

7. The Secret of Jamaica’s Runners

“Jamaica is perhaps the only country in the world where a track and field meet is the premier sporting event.”

8. To Get to Harvard, Go to Haiti?

“It turns developing-world hardship into a prose-ready opportunity for growth, empathy into an extracurricular activity.”

9. The Election Won’t Be Rigged. But It Could Be Hacked.

“The United States needs to return, as soon as possible, to a paper-based, auditable voting system in all jurisdictions that still use electronic-only, unverifiable voting machines.”

10. Obit for the Obits

“The significant irony to retiring from the obits department is this: I may be going but you’re not quite rid of me. My byline is likely to continue to appear for months, even years, because of the 40 or 50 obituaries I’ve written of people who are still living — the future dead, as we say, in mordant obit-speak. Perhaps I’ll even have a posthumous byline or two — not something I aspire to, by the way.”

11. A Playboy for President

“Much of what seems strange and reactionary about Trump is tied to what was normal to a certain kind of Sinatra and Mad Men-era man — the casual sexism, the odd mix of sleaziness and formality, even the insult-comic style.”

12. How to Write About Trauma

“Sometimes the surface content, no matter how well it’s written, is not compelling enough and needs to connect to something more, something deeper. Or to put it another way: Not every troubling or difficult thing you have experienced will be interesting to someone who doesn’t know you.”

13. Even Superheroes Punch the Clock

“Every action movie is a workplace sitcom in disguise.”

14. De La Soul’s Legacy Is Trapped in Digital Limbo

“We’re in the Library of Congress, but we’re not on iTunes.”

15. He Likes Trump. She Doesn’t. Can This Marriage Be Saved?

“A political season that has made for hot debates in the public arena has also seeped into private lives, complicating friendships, marriages, romances and relationships among family members.”

16. A ‘Sex and the City’ for African Viewers

“Through the five women, ‘An African City’ explores what it means to be a westernized young woman readjusting to the culture and surroundings of her home continent.”

17. The Tyranny of Other People’s Vacation Photos

“The study found that one in seven who own a smartphone and who use social media would unfollow or block someone who posts what they perceive as boastful vacation pictures.”

18. Q: Why Do Gay Men Love the Olympics? A: Isn’t It Obvious?

“Many Olympic sports possess an outsider’s sensibility that gay men can appreciate. Many sports are filled with artistry often missing from the usual weekend sports selection on television. And, for some, admittedly, the attraction is physical.”

19. London Bookstores Go Rogue as No Wi-Fi Zones

“A crop of bookshops is rebelling against frenzied online engagement and is creating environments where the real-life, internet-free book browse is the most effective way to expand your social and professional networks. And in countering the internet overload, some stores are proving to be among London’s hottest hangouts.”

20. In Colson Whitehead’s Latest, the Underground Railroad Is More Than a Metaphor

“The central conceit of the novel is as simple as it is bold. The underground railroad is not, in Whitehead’s novel, the secret network of passageways and safe houses used by runaway slaves to reach the free North from their slaveholding states. Or rather it is that, but it is something else, too: You open a trap door in the safe house or find the entrance to a hidden cave, and you reach an actual railroad, with actual locomotives and boxcars and conductors, sometimes complete with benches on the platform.”

21. Hard Bodies

“Our culture claims to celebrate vigor and well-being, yet holds up steroid-­addled men and impossibly thin women as models of physical perfection. Those of us unwilling to juice or starve ourselves are left feeling inadequate and confused about why we do not bear any resemblance to the humans we are meant to emulate. Two new books approach these questions from different angles, the first seeking to examine masculine physicality and fragility, the second a thorough history of the activity and business of fitness.”

22. Teju Cole’s Essays Build Connections Between African and Western Art

“How does the imagination cross and recross racial and filial boundaries, and what does this crossing mean? With our ever-enlarging global access to the visions and voices and influences of others, Cole attempts to untangle the knot of who or what belongs to us and to whom or what do we belong as artists, thinkers and, finally, human beings.”

23. God, Realigned: The Era of Reformation

“His book, he writes in his preface, ‘is a narrative for beginners and nonspecialists’ — an ‘introduction and a survey’ that aims ‘to make the past come alive’ and ‘make the reader thirst for more,’ with ‘an eye firmly fixed on present-day concerns.’ Throughout, Eire was guided by the conviction that ‘we cannot begin to comprehend who we are now as Westerners without first understanding the changes wrought by the Reformations of the early modern era.’ The plural, he explains, reflects recent changes in how historians view the period, with the Protestant Reformation considered just one of ‘multiple Reformations’ that occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries.”

Sunday 8.7.2016 New York Times Digest


1. Of Thee I Read: The United States in Literature

“Reporters and editors on the National Desk of The New York Times were asked to suggest books that a visitor ought to read to truly understand the American cities and regions where they live, work and travel.”

2. We’re in a Low-Growth World. How Did We Get Here?

“An entire way of thinking about the future — that children will inevitably live in a much richer country than their parents — is thrown into question the longer this lasts.”

3. Making Olympic Boxing Safer by Eliminating Head Guards

“The removal of the gear for the first time in more than three decades is based on a counterintuitive and debatable premise — that the boxers will be safer without the extra protection.”

4. A Surreal Life on the Precipice in Puerto Rico

“There are fully stocked supermarkets and vacant houses. Gleaming commuter trains rolling past boarded-up storefronts. Patriots who denounce Yankee imperialism and shop at Walmart. Twelve percent unemployment and no one to pick the coffee crop. Teenagers dancing in sequined prom dresses while the homeless sleep outside on the sidewalk. It is America, beneath a surreal veneer.”

5. Ready to Snap at Work? Get in Touch With Your Inner Animal

“These simple solutions to anxiety are not so easy to practice in an era of multitasking, multiple screens and mindless distractions.”

6. When Every Company Is a Tech Company, Does the Label Matter?

“These days every company is a tech company.”

7. Dinner, Disrupted

“These restaurants must satisfy a venture-capital and post-I.P.O. crowd for whom a $400 dinner does not qualify as conspicuous consumption and for whom the prevailing California-lifestyle fantasy is less about heirloom tomatoes than recognizing inefficiencies in the international medical technology markets, flying first-class around the planet to cut deals at three-Michelin-Star restaurants in Hong Kong or London and then, back home, treating the kids to casual $2,000 Sunday suppers.”

8. Fifty States of Anxiety

“Google searches for anxiety tend to be higher in places with lower levels of education, lower median incomes and a larger part of the population living in rural areas.”

9. Are We Loving Our National Parks to Death?

“No nation had ever set aside such a magnificent place for that reason. Wild reserves had been the exclusive property of nobility or the rich. Decisions by Congress to protect Yellowstone and other wonders reflected a different idea: In a democracy, such landscapes should belong to everyone.”

10. When Blood Pressure Is Political

“Blood pressure is often constant till about age 6, but then it rises quickly as children detach from their parents and have to become vigilant against real or perceived threats. By age 17 almost half of all boys have blood pressures in the prehypertensive range, and about 20 percent have full-blown hypertension.”

11. Do Your Friends Actually Like You?

“Recent research indicates that only about half of perceived friendships are mutual. That is, someone you think is your friend might not be so keen on you. Or, vice versa, as when someone you feel you hardly know claims you as a bestie.”

12. The Problem With Slow Motion

“Seeing replays of an action in slow motion leads viewers to believe that the actor had more time to think before acting than he actually did. The result is that slow motion makes actions seem more intentional, more premeditated.”

13. Why Self-Help Guru James Altucher Only Owns 15 Things

“On LinkedIn, where he publishes original free essays, Mr. Altucher has more than 485,000 followers and is ranked the No. 4 ‘influencer,’ after Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Mohamed A. El-Erian, the financier and author.”

14. Working From Home With a Spouse in the Next Room

“Mixing business and cohabitation can sometimes be challenging, even for couples who enjoy each other’s company.”

15. Rosa Brooks Examines War’s Expanding Boundaries

“In impressive and often fascinating detail, she documents that the boundaries between war and peace have grown so hazy as to undermine hard-won ­global gains in human rights and the rule of law. She has no simple formula for reconciling refinements of civil rights with the raw imperatives of a moment.”

16. The Innovation Campus: Building Better Ideas

“Where once the campus amenities arms race was waged over luxury dorms and recreation facilities, now colleges and universities are building deluxe structures for the generation of wonderful ideas. They and their partners in industry are pouring millions into new buildings for business, engineering and applied learning that closely resemble the high-tech workplace, itself inspired by the minimally partitioned spaces of the garage and the factory.”

17. Fighting for Free Speech on America’s Campuses

“Students are, wittingly or not, becoming vocal opponents of free speech by demanding protections and safe spaces from offensive words and behaviors.”

18. Why Calls for a ‘National Conversation’ Are Futile

“It’s always national-conversation time somewhere. Whenever the mood around an issue ought to change — guns, policing, marriage, the Oscars — somebody will say we need to talk about it. We should be sitting around and figuring this thing out. We need to have ‘real,’ ‘substantive,’ ‘difficult’ exchanges — about our personal biases, about our bad policies — that reach far and go deep. ‘It’s time for a national conversation’ about mental health, retirement savings, drones.”

19. Jonah Hill Is No Joke

“The best way to make sense of Hill’s career is to divide it roughly in half, not chronologically but by the two kinds of movies he makes: on one side, the goofy com­edies, and on the other side, well-received movies by respected directors, like Django Unchained and The Wolf of Wall Street and Hail, Caesar! After Superbad, it would have been easy for Hill to take the Adam Sandler route and ride the wave of his own typecasting, making bad copies of the same movie over and over again. Instead, he exercised discretion in his roles and did a good-enough job to hammer out the kind of career that hilarious sidekicks in gross-out teen com­edies have not traditionally enjoyed. (Jason Biggs offers a useful point of comparison; it took him a decade and a half to recover from the abasement of American Pie.)

20. The Brain That Couldn’t Remember

“A great deal of what we know about how our brains work has come about through intensively scrutinizing individuals whose brains don’t work.”

Sunday 7.31.2016 New York Times Digest


1. To a Writer, a Body of Work Is a Taunt

“Readers and writers do not think of a body of work in the same way. To a reader, a body of work is a static totality by which a writer may be assessed. To a writer, it is something of a taunt. Writers think of a body of work as a movie tough guy whom we have popped in the jaw. We rear back and deliver our best haymaker, and the body of work shakes it off and says, That all you got?”

2. Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer

“Harnessing the immune system to fight cancer, long a medical dream, is becoming a reality.”

3. Study Finds Chinese Students Excel in Critical Thinking. Until College.

“Chinese students lose their advantage in critical thinking in college.”

4. Could Women Be Trusted With Their Own Pregnancy Tests?

“Ms. Crane’s story offers a lesson about the social and political forces that can keep even trusted and easy-to-use medical tools out of the hands of patients, and especially the hands of young female patients. An entire crowd of chemists, biologists and engineers made the technology possible. But it took Ms. Crane — a Greenwich Village artist — to grasp the meaning of the device, and to fight for it.”

5. The Path to Prosperity Is Blue

“Blue states are generally doing better.”

6. What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

“Young children today continue to learn best by watching the everyday things that grown-ups do, from cleaning the house to fixing a car.”

7. Confessor. Feminist. Adult. What the Hell Happened to Howard Stern?

“Since settling in to his new home on satellite radio, which he did in 2006, Mr. Stern and his show have gradually taken on an improbable new dimension. Scattered among the gleefully vulgar mainstays are now long, starkly intimate live exchanges — character excavations that have made Mr. Stern one of the most deft and engrossing celebrity interviewers in the business and a sought-after stop for stars selling a movie or setting the record straight.”

8. The Oppressive Gospel of ‘Minimalism’

“What was once a way artists shocked viewers became over the decades a style as delimited and consumable as any Martha Stewart tablescape.”

9. The Talking Head

“He has presided over the Olympics for so long, nearly 30 years, that he may as well have broadcast the first ceremony from ancient Greece.”

Sunday 7.24.2016 New York Times Digest


1. The Long War on Terror

“The stark truth is that the Western political elite remains in denial, and not just about terrorism but about the anger and frustration over the effects of globalization, which have nourished xenophobia in most if not all rich countries. Until elites fully acknowledge these problems, the rise of the demagogues is all but assured. If the only choice people have is between a political elite that denies or dismisses the legitimacy of their fears and politicians who, whatever their motives, tell them they’re not wrong to harbor them, more people will join the parties of fear.”

2. One Police Shift: Patrolling an Anxious America

“On the streets of every town and city, each shift is a search for safety. Here’s a look at one such shift, compiled through ridealongs last week with officers in 10 departments — big, small, rural, suburban — across the United States.”

3. Migrants and Smugglers Won’t Be Stopped by Donald Trump’s Wall, Ranchers Say

“Here is one aspect of everyday life along the southern border, where national demarcations are blurred by the supply and demand for what the United States continues to crave: drugs and cheap labor. The attendant casualties include human rights, property rights, civil discourse and the security of sovereignty.”

4. In Africa, Birds and Humans Form a Unique Honey Hunting Party

“The findings cast fresh light on one of only a few known examples of cooperation between humans and free-living wild animals, a partnership that may well predate the love affair between people and their domesticated dogs by hundreds of thousands of years.”

5. The Batter’s Box Gets a Little Boring

“In an age of advanced metrics, enhanced video and intensified coaching, the idiosyncrasies have been pretty much ironed out of the game.”

6. They Promised Us Jet Packs. They Promised the Bosses Profit.

“X is trying to make corporate research systematic by borrowing working ideas from the past, while adding a few wrinkles — like giving people a financial incentive to admit when something is not working out — in hopes of not making the same mistakes.”

7. A Healthier Way to Feed Your Cat: Hide Its Meals

“In their natural environment, cats eat about 12 times a day, feasting on small prey like mice and birds that are appropriate for their stomachs, which are about the size of a table tennis ball. They also toss their prey around in a form of play that is essential to their well-being.”

8. Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

“For a long time, biologists thought evolution was a very, very slow process, too tardy to be observed in a human lifetime. But recently, we have come to understand that evolution can happen very quickly, as long as natural selection — the relative benefit that a particular characteristic bestows on its bearer — is strong.”

9. Why Men Want to Marry Melanias and Raise Ivankas

“Men want different things in their wives than in their daughters. Changing gender roles look less threatening when it’s their children who benefit.”

10. The Common Core Costs Billions and Hurts Students

“If we really cared about improving the education of all students, we would give teachers the autonomy to tailor instruction to meet the needs of the children in front of them and to write their own tests.”

11. Enlightening Books, and Why Viggo Mortensen Read Them

“Before shooting began, the film’s director, Matt Ross, provided Mortensen with a reading list to help him understand his character. As it turned out, however, Mortensen was already familiar with everything on it except for, he says, ‘a couple very specialized books about Olympic athlete training.’”

12. For Generous Parental Leave and Great Schools, Move to Finland

“She acknowledges that Americans like the sound of independence too, but in their fixation on individualism they have created a society that paradoxically makes them even more dependent on one another: Without strong state support for education, universal health care and other benefits, Americans must rely on their partners and their employers to take care of them, in sickness and in health. In Finland and other Nordic countries, Partanen argues, that kind of dependence would be intolerable.”

13. The Dark History of the Olympics

“Black ties and top hats were worn for medal ceremonies, in which it was the silver medal, not a gold one, that was the top prize.”

14. What Makes Florida So Weird? A Native Tries to Explain.

“The deal with Florida is the charlatans and lunatics and Snapchat-famous plastic surgeons. It is the Ponzi schemes, the byzantine corruption, the evangelical fervor and the consenting-adult depravity. It is the seasonless climate. The lack of historical consciousness. The way in which this nation’s unctuous elements tend to trickle down as if Florida were the grease trap under America’s George Foreman grill. It is all of the above, and then some, and then more on top of that.”

15. Can Silicon Valley Really Do Anything to Stop Police Violence?

“Ultimately, what the tech industry really cares about is ushering in the future, but it conflates technological progress with societal progress. And perhaps all of us have come to rely too deeply on machinery and software to be our allies without wondering about the cost, the way technology doesn’t fix problems without creating new ones.”

16. How to Breathe

“Relax. Inhale deeply. Sit up straight. Appreciate your lungs.”