italicize the memory

For all you Instagrammers out there — this is a fascinating way of looking at our compulsion to catalogue and archive every moment. Every craft beer, every gourmet grilled cheese, and every time our cats’ fall asleep in an awkward position.

“The ‘Instagram Generation’ now experiences the present as an anticipated memory”
-Professor Daniel Kahneman, Psychologist and Nobel Prize winner

Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You

There was a bad accident on my commute to work yesterday, which meant I got to hear the after-9-am segment on The Current (a rare treat). It featured Dan Riskin, the author of a new book about how brutal the natural world really is. We like to focus on the majestic deer bounding across serene landscapes, but it really is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short out there.

It’s not letting me embed the audio, but you can listen here.