I have been listening to Andrew Bernstein's The Myth of Stress while driving lately. It's a four-year-old book that makes the case that stress is an unintended consequence of humanity's unique penchant for abstract thinking. According to Bernstein, external factors do not cause stress -- our thoughts about those external factors do. Therefore, the title … Continue reading Is Stress Only Bad?
The title of this blog is a reference to the Christian Bible's Book of Daniel, Chapter 5 in particular, where the Hebrew soothsayer Daniel reads the writing of God and predicts the downfall of a Babylonian king. Despite the source of this oft-used expression and the fact that the featured photo was taken in front … Continue reading Why ‘Writing on the Wall’?