Geek Out

I love to “putter.” That’s my word for roaming around my house picking up books, reading a few chapters, looking up the maps and references online, doing a little history or science research, picking up the next book, reading a chapter, doing a journal entry about the connections I see, and staying up until 4 a.m. having done nothing other than play at knowing some stuff that I’ll probably forget. This is my favorite thing to do and I’m not alone. Let’s putter!

Biology

Primate biologist Robert Sapolsky’s great speech on Being Human

History

This video shows the spread of world religions by geography and timeline in a condensed 2 minute version.

Religions of the World

Neurology

Jill Bolte Taylor is a brain researcher who experienced a stroke and describe it from the aspect of a scientist. The mind as a processor and as a thing of beauty.

Stroke Victim Brain Researcher

Good Impressions

The things that you see, feel, read, experience will change your life. In the Fourth Way Gurdjieff tradition this is called giving yourself carefully chosen IMPRESSIONS.

I’m reading Three Cups of Tea about efforts of Greg Mortensen and his friends to build schools in the Karakoram mountains. Very motivating that you CAN do whatever you want with your life.

Steve Jobs gave this wonderful speech at Stanford’s graduation in 2005. Same message- you CAN do whatever you want with your life.