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While pretend to all participate as capitalists, mostly we are their tools.
A new post from the Minimalists.
“I don’t own many things. But everything I own adds value to my life.
Each of my belongings—my kitchenware, furniture, clothes, car—functions either as a tool or gives some sort of positive aesthetic value to my life. That is, as a minimalist, every possession serves a purpose and/or brings me joy.
Over time, though, situations’ll change. They always do. And so I’m forced to ask the same important question over and over and over again: Does this thing add value to my life?
And but it’s not just material possessions at which I posit this query. I ask it, too, in regard to relationships, social media, and any other potentially superfluous matters in life” emphasis added.
Good things to ponder as we just absorb everything, new and old, around us.
Read the while post here or, better yet, check out their other writings:
Spotted a couple years ago in southern Arizona…
Pretty basic but gets the job done.
I feel we are in a constant struggle with BAD journalism... from the local paper to Smithsonian Magazine to the History Channel, we constantly fight to print real information. Catch phrases, bad researchers, political lobbyists and other liars confuse the public and create a strange mythology about our past. A small handful of "regulars" haunt the media with agendas having little or nothing to do with science.
Recent travels allowed for a quick visit to the Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits. Now in their one hundredth year of excavation, the site has yielded over 600 species to date with a NISP of over 3.5 million (not counting over 200 bacteria). It's a remarkable place and I feel privileged to to have been given an excellent tour by Dr John Harris and Curator Gary Takeuchi.
Saw this posted on Facebook:
The ultimate picnic bike. I like the fact that it is a bar on wheels but you could also pack i full of less fun stuff like food, tools, spare parts, or other flat goodies. There could be some cross-wind issues but the location is low and centered in the frame. Good use of space.
As this question has come up about half a dozen times in the past few weeks, maybe I need to address it, if not for the inquisitors, at least for myself.
When people ask "Why did you become and archaeologist?" is it wrong to say "It's better than a real* job"? For some people that makes total sense, for others, they think "WHA...!?