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Wolmania - Friday, February 10, 2022

Happy Friday. I still don't have anything interesting to say, so I'm going to just lead off with some bonus links:

Kelly Conaboy writes about how she wants a candle that smells like gasoline.

Cabel Sasser writes about how he has a prototype of the original iPod.

Brad Pitt tried to help a bunch of people in New Orleans and it really, really didn't work out.

Two other celebrities who are dating seem to be very well matched.

Large frying pan.

On Worry

On Worry

American treasure/novelist George Saunders has a newsletter, which is nominally about writing but which I'm finding very rewarding for general purposes.

One common theme I’ve noticed in the comments (and in my own mind) is that…writers worry. We worry about everything. We feel we’re imposters, that we’re not doing it right, that we’re doing it for the wrong reasons, with a tainted mindset. Noting that our worry is paralyzing us, we worry about that. We have trouble starting and, once we do get started, our faith falters and we are convinced that we have embarked on a flawed mission, with inadequate tools.

If any of that sounds familiar to you, you may find this essay compelling.

(I strongly recommend the newsletter generally, although not as yet to the point that I'm paying for it myself...)

Item 2: a list

Noble Gases, Ranked:

  1. Xenon
  2. Neon
  3. Helium
  4. Oganesson (maybe)
  5. Krypton
  6. Argon
  7. Radon

Item 3: a media recommendation

Tom Waits - Make It Rain

Item 4: a photograph

This is a penguin in front of a solar eclipse. Annie Schmidt (Point Blue Conservation Science)

See ya!

Thanks for reading. See you next week.