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Playing A Fool’s Game

02/04/2016

I have this sense (which came upon me when I was young and struggling, and hasn’t left yet) that certain verities (maybe these are especially American verities?) are false and harmful. So: There is no such thing as a “level playing field,” genetics and karma being what they are, and to the extent that we Read More

The Copper Beech

06/08/2015

“The copper beech is my favourite type of tree particularly in spring when the leaves are still slightly translucent and the most beautiful colour against the silver grey bark. Although the music is inspired by light flickering through the leaves, the title refers to the colours I associate with the key signatures of the track.” Source: Track by Read More

Paying Exquisitely Close and Non-judgmental Attention

05/29/2015

Writer and neuroscientist Sam Harris on the benefits of Vipassana meditation as a gateway to mindfulness: [Vipassana meditation] needn’t presuppose any belief about anything. You don’t have to develop a fondness for the iconography of Buddhism, you don’t have to care about the Buddha, you don’t have to believe in rebirth or karma… none of the Read More

The Buffett Formula

05/13/2015

Eventually finding and reading productive material became second nature, a habit. As he began his investing career, he would read even more, hitting 600, 750, even 1,000 pages a day. Combs discovered that Buffett’s formula worked, giving him more knowledge that helped him with what became his primary job — seeking the truth about potential Read More

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