How does one find joy in troubled times? How are we to live, when existential threats such as a pandemic virus disrupt our day-to-day activities and curtail our ability to enjoy our favorite activities? How do we keep going when an unknown, hard-to-quantify threat to our health lurks in the shadows? Some words from C.S.… Continue reading How are we to live?
Month: March 2020
Most of us have been in situations where we arrive on a scene, especially when joining a new group, and learn that something is going terribly wrong. The Boy Scout group planning an activity is disorganized. The band uniforms to distribute are all in a giant unsorted pile. The last guy wasn’t enforcing the rules… Continue reading Discovering competence
When your brain is fully engaged in a challenging puzzle, the rest of the world can fade away. It could be a pencil and paper puzzle, like a cryptic crossword clue or “who owns the zebra” logic puzzle. It could be the situational puzzles that come up in complex board games, like how am I… Continue reading Puzzles