I’m roughly three weeks away from having to declare lend/borrow bankruptcy: If I haven’t figured out whom to reclaim stuff from or return stuff to, custody becomes ownership… or we could celebrate Le Jour d’Anatole late this year.
Isaac Newton wasn’t Canadian. Let me put this in the language of my people: in short track speed skating relays, you don’t just tag the next skater on your team, you push them.
Pointless: the gamification of metacognition with a generous helping of Theory of Mind on the side.
Last week my number came up on The Listserve and I gave a pop quiz, including my favourite question, The Metacognition Bonus.
I got tired of being interrupted and invented a behaviour-modification technique to discourage it. I am the clod whisperer.
It’s impossible to understand European painting in the 20th century without these two painters as points of reference. One of the great pleasures painting offers is to stand in front of Matisse’s L’Atelier Rouge (The Red Studio, 1911) in the Museum of Modern Art. One of the great anguishes painting offers is to stand in…