James T. Green is a conceptual artist, radio producer, writer, and educator from Chicago, Illinois, and now in Brooklyn, New York.

thoughts + feelings

31: Sick Day

I haven’t been feeling that well as of last night – a few heart palpitations and other things (thank goodness for primary care doctors that I’ll be visiting today). Usually I write this on Sunday evening but since I wasn’t feeling well, I decided to rest up instead. I’ll be back next week with a (real) letter, but until then, I’ve added some extra articles I’ve found interesting.

Have a great Monday and see you next week (and be well!),

-James


What did I find interesting this week?

1) David Sedaris: Living the Fitbit Life: As someone who recently started tracking their fitness with wearable technology, I found this take on how life tracking has changed through pedometers interesting.

2) For Email Newsletters, A Death Greatly Exaggerated: A story that’s taking a look into why email newsletters are coming back in full effect. Of course, I found this interesting. I wonder why…

3) This American Gamble: An in-depth take that discusses why This American Life’s Ira Glass decided to go independent. I’ve been really interested in doing things independently as of lately, especially since all the tools available allow for less needs of distribution channels.

4) The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations: “Path dependence is the tendency for things (such as events, belief systems, personalities, evolution, and conversations) to unfold in ways that are constrained by the parameters of the path they are on.”

5) The Cost of Continually Checking Email: Really enjoyed the take this post went on comparing the thrill of continually changing tasks and how damaging it is to your main task at hand.

6) The Curse of Smart People: Good ol’ impostor syndrome. “Impostor Syndrome is that voice inside you saying that not everything is as it seems, and it could all be lost in a moment. The people with the problem are the people who can’t hear that voice.”

James T. Green