Substack

You can join my free Substack newsletter here:

Recent Posts

Last week I took highlights and notes on over thirty articles, in addition to some books I poked around in. Originally, I had planned for this post to be a comprehensive list of my reading materials, including notes on podcasts…Read more.

A friend of mine recently remarked that I seem to be interested in too many things, and he asked if I have some kind of comprehensive list of alternative lifepaths in my notes, ranked by priority of interest. I did not have such a list, but since he asked, and since I had never written it down before in any systematic way, I decided to give it a little thought. What follows is…Read more here.

There are so many very interesting things in the world. I wish I had the time, energy, and resources to learn everything I am interested in, but sadly one has to make choices. Recently, I’ve been trying to focus on learning skills that are transferable between some of my other interests. Unsurprisingly, the skills that translate the best are mathematical in nature, a fact which I underappreciated to a significant degree as a younger person.

For that reason, I’ve decided to embark on a personal journey that I have affectionately called “Lunch Work”…Read more here.

I just listened to a nearly three-hour Lex Fridman podcast featuring Richard Haier, an emeritus professor of neurology at UC Irvine. Haier specializes in the neuroscience of intelligence and has written an eponymously titled book. Haier’s interview was intriguing for a variety of reasons, and it was enough to inspire me to read a little of his book. So what follows is just a quick breakdown of some of what I took away…Read more here.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by human potential, especially as it nears the boundary region of cognitive or perceptual capabilities witnessed by savants, synesthetes, and others who are intellectually or creatively gifted….Read more here