I made it through 2021’s Fat Thursday, “Black Friday,” and “Small Business Saturday.” What the hell day is it today? Or is this just a day of rest before “Cyber Monday?” I vowed to not spend any money on Black Friday, but I did, just not on any “deals.” OK, fine. I saved $1.04 at Thriftbooks using a coupon code for “The Moral Animal: Why We Are The Way We Are: The New Science of Evolutionary Psychology” by Robert Wright. I also purchased two of Wright’s other books, “Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny,” and “The Evolution of God.” I’d previously read his “Why Buddhism is True” and it was excellent. I also subscribed to his Nonzero newsletter and am a big supporter of his Apocalypse Aversion project. Maybe we can save ourselves. As an example, every Friday Wright reaches “across the aisle” on his “The Wright Show” podcast to his long-time frenemy, Mickey Kaus, an unapologetic Trump supporter for civil discourse on events of the week. It’s funny and informative.
On to technology toys. In order to read those books at night from a horizontal position, the bedside illumination needs to improve, so I researched and purchased an OttLite® Infuse LED Desk Lamp with Wireless Charging. It just arrived and the wireless charging part works. We’ll see about the reading part later.
Apocalypse conversion? You?
Sure. Everyone can try to be nicer to people we disagree with. Even me!