Bisy Backson (Chapter from the Tao of Pooh)

(Note: I transcribed this straight from the book but all spelling errors should be considered my own. You can find a full PDF here and an audio-book here. I have no idea how to reach the author to obtain permission for reprinting his work but my hope is that he’d appreciate the spirit in which…

Autopilot, by Andrew Smart (Chapter 3 & 4)

Chapter 3 Up until now I’ve only had some minor complaints about Smart’s attempt to scientifically justify laziness. The biggest being that he’s not giving us any citations and almost never gives references to the studies that would help prove his point. Even when he mentions certain studies he doesn’t go into their methodology, sample…

The Wikipedia entry on “Otium”

I didn’t know terribly much about this word or its history and even reading most or all of this Wikipedia entry I’m not sure how much I’m closer to getting much that is useful out of it. But it’s still pretty interesting how a words etymology and general meaning can shift with cultures and time. Here’s a few…