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What do comedy, flow, and zest have in common?

Productivity. Yep, you read that right: Productivity. It’s what comedy, flow, and zest have in common. See, a few weeks ago, I got to read Adam Dachis’s contribution to Lifehacker’s “What We Use” series. In it, he identified comedian Jerry Seinfeld’s productivity secret—as software developer Brad Isaac had revealed it—as one of the tips and … Continue reading

Hell Week in the Month of Love

I teach philosophy to third-year college students. One of the lessons I never fail to teach is on the meaning of the Greek word philosophia, based on Martin Heidegger’s 1955 lecture “What is Philosophy?” What I always make sure to emphasize whenever I discuss the word philosophia is that before it is determined by wisdom or … Continue reading

Late New Year’s Resolutions

There are two obstacles in my pursuit of happiness: alcohol and cigarettes. Let’s begin with my relationship with alcohol first. I started drinking young. See, my dad believed, and still believes, that one needs to know how to hold one’s drink, so he taught me how to drink when I was eighteen. Okay, fine, my … Continue reading