It feels strange to offer such a niche post when I’ve gone so long without saying anything (publicly) at all. And yet. I was so captivated by some lessons at a talk I went to recently, it seems a real shame not to find a way to share them.
With an eye toward helping us feel gratitude for our past to then yield a sense of responsibility for our future, a scientist covered some of the highlights of history on earth.
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- The earth’s iron core gives us our atmosphere! It creates a magnetic field that deflects particles from the sun that go zooming by that would otherwise sweeping away atmosphere.
- Earth time is divided into eons. Each eon is divided into eras. The three most recent eras are:
- Paleozoic – meaning old life
- Mesozoic – meaning middle life
- Cenozoic – meaning new life
- We’re in the Cenozoic right now.
- Five times in earth’s history have we seen more than 50% of life die out
- at end of Paleozoic, 95% of ocean and 75% of land life was lost in great dying
If you’re not into gleaning insight from others’ personal experiences, this set of words probably isn’t for you. 🙂
I haven’t written anything containing chronological information about my life since I temporarily quit the internet in May. Seven months. Whoa.
A month before that, I published a disjointed collection of words containing an update of sorts. I didn’t know I was in the midst of losing 6% of my year to strep throat.
The only other 2018 public snapshot of my life was published on day 2 of the year. I shared my annual intentions.
Three public missives.
That’s it for this year!
In 2017, I wrote ten times as many. Why? I have two guesses. One now, one farther down the page. Read more... (7:17 min)
I do a lot of soapboxing about how critical it is to maximize control over your time and attention. Read more... (5:48 min)
It’s National Poetry month. If this is the only section of Half the Clothes you visit, you probably think I dropped off the face of the earth.
Au contraire. Read more... (1:09 min)
I understand it might seem weird to begin a New Year focused on quitting, but hang with me. Perhaps you’ll realize you should also quit in 2018. Read more... (4:23 min)
Oh to be finished! Guess how many days I “failed” this year at my 3rd resolution. Read more... (4:30 min)
I’ve spent more of these December days thinking about 2018 and looking forward than thinking about and looking back on 2017. However, a reflection seems appropriate before excitedly charging into a fresh batch of days. Read more... (4:40 min)
My former college roommate is about the most motivated, driven, action-taking person I know. He sets a goal, puts his mind to it, and gets it done with an indestructible good attitude. Read more... (6:43 min)
What did I capture on my penultimate photo-of-the-day week? Packing surprise, and… Read more... (55 s)
Ending 2017 with 3 days outside in the same week?! Read more... (1:10 min)