Choosing Reading over Chess and Poker

It’s quite horrifying to fully accept that we have limited time. Everyone is aware of this in the abstract, but most people aren’t concretely incorporating this knowledge into their life plans. To do so is unpleasant. To do so is to stare death in the face and accept our own mortality. Yet, it is onlyContinue reading “Choosing Reading over Chess and Poker”

Reading, running, caffeine withdrawal.

I’m withdrawing from a three year caffeine habit and it’s limiting my ability to read, or do anything intellectual or that involves willpower. From a peak usage of 1500 mg per day last year to presently having only 2 oz of normal coffee each morning. (20 mg about?) I’ve felt a sadness creeping in overContinue reading “Reading, running, caffeine withdrawal.”