Web Miscellany: Compilation #32

Hello all!

How has you week been? Mine has admittedly been rough, with a full encore of all symptoms. However, after a discussion with my compounding pharmacist and integrative physician, we’ve tirated my low-dose naltrexone back down to 3mg. After three days at the reduced dosage, I’m starting to feel a bit better. Depending on how I respond, I’ll either stay at 3mg or drop down to 1.5mg.

I supported another on-site audit at work this week and it went exceptionally well. I have a performance review scheduled for next week, so I’m hoping that results in pay increase (per my sign-on contract, it should) and perhaps a title promotion. Regardless, I am extremely happy in my company, position and with my coworkers.

This weekend, a local theater is playing The Matrix to honor the movie’s 20th anniversary, so I have a date night planned with my boyfriend. My aunt will also be in town, so I’m looking forward to catching up with her. Finally, I have a few geranium and lavender plants that still need to be potted and arranged around the front door.

What fun things do you have planned for the weekend? Have you stumbled across any interesting articles this week? What are you reading, watching or listening to? Feel free to share anything neat in the comments section.

Here are a few things I’ve come across this week. Enjoy!

  1. Adding this to my wish list. Good Things Happen Tote Bag by Adam J. K.
  2. From Seth Godin: “Offer me a chance to contribute, and I’ll work hard on it, with focus, and once I begin to make progress, I’ll become passionate about it.”
  3. Multi-Passionate People Are The Best (and Most Successful) Kind of People
  4. Tried and fell in love with this Creamy Vegan Indian Korma this week. Yum!
  5. “To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” — Lao Tzu
  6. The Good Enough Life: “Being good enough is not easy. It takes a tremendous amount of work to smile purely while waiting, exhausted, in a grocery line. Or to be good enough to loved ones to both support them and allow them to experience frustration. And it remains to be seen if we as a society can establish a good-enough relation to one another, where individuals and nations do not strive for their unique greatness, but rather work together to create the conditions of decency necessary for all.”
  7. I’m fascinated by this oral history of the Manhattan Project. My grandfather was a chemical engineer on the project, working along Enrico Fermi and other famous scientists. Though I never met my grandfather, my grandmother told stories of men in black suits knocking at her door and being turned down for credit cards (despite coming from an affluent family) because she didn’t know what her husband did for a living.
  8. “The jobs of the future will not depend as much on knowing facts or crunching numbers as on humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines.”
  9. How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Folly : “But the deeper reason that technology so often disappoints and betrays us is that it promises to make easy things that, by their intrinsic nature, have to be hard.Tweeting and trolling are easy. Mastering the arts of conversation and measured debate is hard. Texting is easy. Writing a proper letter is hard. Looking stuff up on Google is easy. Knowing what to search for in the first place is hard. Having a thousand friends on Facebook is easy. Maintaining six or seven close adult friendships over the space of many years is hard. Swiping right on Tinder is easy. Finding love — and staying in it — is hard.”
  10. How you Measure Your Life Will Have a Profound Impact on Your Happiness and Well Being. What do you use as your measuring stick?
  11. Are you “action addicted”? A nice meditation on choosing to be busy: “In Chinese, the word ‘busy’ consists of two syllables, one meaning heart, the other death. More explanation is not needed. The busier we get, the more energy flows to the head and away from the heart. The busier we get, the more we tend to distance ourselves from others and their emotions. Action addiction keeps us busy and away from asking why.”
  12. Song I’m enjoying lately: Blue Mantle by The Aliens.

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