A few thoughts

  1. Planning is just planning. It isn’t doing. It can be weirdly easy to mix this up.
  2. Spring!
  3. The third book of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, the Hays translation, is really worthwhile.
  4. It’s a lot easier to consider sunk costs sunk intellectually than emotionally.
  5. Any house purchase or remodel will likely have lots of sunk costs.

Noticed this inset into the sidewalk outside the office this morning. Not sure how I missed it before, but also impressed at how apt the quote still seems.

Clearly my family has been thinking about the effect of money on society for a long, long time. At least I come by it honestly.

#Opportunity

There are a lot of Mars Rover images out there, but this is the one I saw first:

Like everyone else on the Internet, I teared up. Like everyone else on the Internet, I thought at first that this was a literal last message from Opportunity – that someone at NASA had built human language, or at least this phrase, into the Rover’s communication settings. I loved that idea – and even when I realized I was wrong, and this was a great if unintentional poetic phrasing by a journalist, the baseline concept stayed with me: that even when we don’t admit it, even when we don’t acknowledge we’re doing it, we build a little bit of human into the non-human creatures we create.

Because of course we do.

How could we not?

Goodnight, dear #Opportunity. Goodnight.

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