Time management Mondays: The tyranny of the clock

Did anyone else read the excellent essay in the Sunday Times about procrastination? Writer Anna Della Subin recounts a conference she attended on the topic, noting: Humans will never stop procrastinating, and it might do us good to remember that the guilt and shame of the do-it-tomorrow cycle are not necessarily inescapable. The French philosopher […]

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Tools of the trade: Mechanical pencils

As with many things I first put to serious use in math class (protractors, compasses), my fondness for mechanical pencils is more remembered than real. I don’t particularly like writing with a mechanical pencil, but I keep one around the house in rare case of need — a super-precise line that my traditional pencils, whose […]

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Tools of the trade: Keychain notebook

This is a variation of the “too good to actually use” problem, which is odd, because if you’ve ever purchased a Muji notebook, you know that the paper is terrible — coarse, thin, and utilitarian, the sort of paper that struggles to hold up to a competent rollerball without bleedthrough. Still, a cute, little 1×3-inch […]

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