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Prep Work

I’ve often joked that the reason I gave up on reading Moby Dick was that I ran out of time. In the unabridged version on my shelf, it takes 100 pages before we get to the boat and then another 100 pages until the first mention of the white whale. Sorry, but wasn’t this book …

A Love-Hate Affair With Time

There’s more time than life. Old Spanish saying, quoted by Dr. Ken Atchity Time is a funny thing, and I mean that quite literally. As Alan Alda once famously said, tragedy plus time equals comedy. Even if it isn’t the punchline, I’ve heard jokes where the setup is almost as hilarious as the payoff. Which, …

Control

“The problem, fundamentally, was one of control — I had too much of it, over too tiny a territory, and I wasn’t willing to surrender it. You can’t control your way out of control.” Sam Anderson The above quote is from an article by Sam Anderson in the New York Times Magazine back in May …