Alright, the kids are on a broad spectrum antibiotic to battle strep throat plus a mysterious virus. They are both at school. I have an actual list of things to do today, instead of just putting out fires as they come up. I’m working on an article on this Supreme Court case. I even made it to the gym this morning, where I did a couple of miles while watching HGTV. Win!
I have some random bits and pieces of good things to share this morning.
I really loved this quote in Megan McArdle’s article about divorce.
But more recent research suggests a very different truth about happiness. As Daniel Gilbert argues in the brilliant book “Stumbling on Happiness,” unless our circumstances are truly unbearable, our brains will seek to find their natural level of happiness, like floodwater evening out across a plain. Whatever we are stuck with … whatever we commit to … we will find ways to make it work — and we will be just as happy with it as we would have been with any other outcome.
I’m fascinated by Ayelet Waldman’s LSD trips.
Two state legislatures are debated getting rid of tenure. Well, most colleges have already gotten rid of tenure informally by hiring adjuncts in higher and higher numbers.
Do you believe that intelligence report on DT?