Editor's Note: We've talked about how we're building an island community in the stream of the Internet, right? OK, well, we are. Welcome. Try the coconuts, you can live on them.
And though I mostly get to hold the big conch shell, I'm going to be passing it around roughly once a week. The guest editors won't only be outsiders (arriving on canoes from distant shores) but y'all.
Last week, I picked a random subscriber and asked, "Would you like to send out 5 Intriguing Things?" That person turned out to be Glenn Poppe, and he said yes. These are his links. All thanks be to Glenn.
'With 12 receptors, you'd think that they can detect colours much better than any other animal,' says Marshall. 'Actually they're much worse!'"
"There’s little doubt that 'do what you love' (DWYL) is now the unofficial work mantra for our time. The problem is that it leads not to salvation, but to the devaluation of actual work, including the very work it pretends to elevate — and more importantly, the dehumanization of the vast majority of laborers.
Superficially, DWYL is an uplifting piece of advice, urging us to ponder what it is we most enjoy doing and then turn that activity into a wage-generating enterprise. But why should our pleasure be for profit? Who is the audience for this dictum? Who is not?"
amoral. Though originally a nonce word, amoral (pron. āmor'al) is now accepted and in US has largely replaced non-moral in the sense 'not connected with morality.' Immoral='wicked.'