Lawrence Ferlinghetti, a poet, publisher and political iconoclast who inspired and nurtured generations of San Francisco artists and writers from City Lights, his famed bookstore, died on Monday at his home in San Francisco. He was 101. (NewYork Times)
Slate Star Codex was a window into the psyche of many tech leaders
building our collective future. Then it disappeared. (New York Times)
Staff from the Old Manse, in Concord, MA read passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, Nature, which he wrote while living at the Old Manse in 1836.
It’s an especially relevant point of view right now, as we face what could be one of the longest, most upsetting winters in memory. It isn’t just grey skies and frost this time around; it’s also the heady heartache of an ongoing quarantine. (Inside Hook)
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool some of us into thinking we’re evolving and growing when all we’re growing is our ego (Scientific American)