03 Mar 2014, Posted by Nick in Features, Journalism, Psychology, Technology, 0 Comments Tagged , , , , , , ,

The Love of Stuff


The problem with our society is not that it values material things too much but that it doesn’t value them enough FROM AEON MAGAZINE On my desk stands a miniature of an Easter Island moai, carved for me by a Rapa Nui craftsman. It’s precious to me, hewn from the same stone his ancestors used for the world-famous monoliths, textured with the tiny air-bubbles of millennia-old lava, and carrying memories of the friends I made on my voyage there. On another level, however, it’s also an uneasy Read more [...]
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28 Apr 2011, Posted by admin in Book Reviews, Books, Technology, 0 Comments

Competitive Meditation, Anyone?


Until recently I believed, in my nuanced, non-judgemental way, that every minute spent playing video games was another minute tragically leeched from more important things.

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