WIR: Week 2

More lo-fi music, climbing mountains, and becoming wise

What I watched


What I’m reading


What I’m listening to


What I’m thinking about

Many features of national public life are also better suited to adolescence than to adulthood. We don’t do things adults learn to do, like calm ourselves, and become less narcissistic. Much of politics and media sends us in the opposite, infantilizing direction. We reduce great questions of meaning and morality to “issues” and simplify them to two sides, allowing pundits and partisans to frame them in irreconcilable extremes. But most of us don’t see the world this way, and it’s not the way the world actually works. I’m not sure there’s such a thing as the cultural “center,” or that it’s very interesting if it exists. But left of center and right of center, in the expansive middle and heart of our life together, most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions.


What I made

My time at NXP has come to an end, and school starts next week! I’m using the time I have left to read and work on mini projects.