About a book: The Transhumanist Wager by Zoltan Istvan

Zoltan Istvan is running for president this year, as a member of the Transhumanist Party. He has some reasonable ideas amidst the stuff that you know will keep him out of serious running. On the one hand, he wants good education for everyone, a flat tax and a has a Libertarian stance on recreational drugs. […]

Book meme: Would you rather…

Some light reading for a recent Thursday afternoon Well, I don't usually respond to memes, but I like me some books, so thanks, Mitch, for the tag and getting me back to thinking about books. I think the last time I responded to a meme, it was also about books. And like that time, I'm […]

How do you see a blank page?

Did a very candid and personal interview with this silver fox Marc Maron on WTF Podcast today. Countdown to #darksparkler coming out tomorrow! #Repost @marcmaron with @repostapp.
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Me and @amberrosetamblyn! She's on WTF tomorrow! wtfpod.com A photo posted by Amber Tamblyn (@amberrosetamblyn) on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:10am PDT Marc Maron spoke to Amber Tamblyn this […]

How to publish an ebook on Amazon

Something I did recently was this. I compiled some of my blog posts, edited them a bit, and put them together in an ebook to sell on Amazon. It's called Resolutions for the Rest of the Year, and is meant to give you the tools to set and accomplish goals now that most people have […]

The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferriss: Books that will change your life, and how to use them

Tim Ferriss is, by now, well-known for the 4-hour franchise. His first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, was famously rejected by dozens of publishers before becoming an overwhelming hit, having been translated into thirty-something languages (as of this writing) and sending a lot of people into entrepreneurship. That book was basically a collection of productivity hacks […]

Intuition

I've just read two books back-to-back that largely teach about intuition. This wasn't intentional; I picked one ebook up while it happened to be free, and I just happened to be reading at it the same time I visited the library and picked out another book based solely on its title. They both happened to […]

Lessons in relativity

Last year, I did some reading in physics, notably enjoying Einstein's plain-English explanation of his Special Theory of Relativity. I'm a little scattered in my reading this year, but one thing I've come across is Bertrand Russell's ABCs of Relativity (free: PDF - audio). Here are a couple of take-aways we can apply to everyday […]