Weekend Whats

What to Seek: “Finding your dharma empowers you to let go of anxiety, follow your wildest ambitions, produce your life’s work, and experience true joy.” And that’s just for starters. Check out the new book getting tons of buzz and rave reviews. From my friend Suneel Gupta: Everyday Dharma: 8 Essential Practices for Finding Success and Joy in Everything You Do. (If I can find joy in covering six years of Trump-related news, anything is achievable.)

+ What to Book: “Riotous. . . . Hilarious . . . impeccably written . . . . Intelligent, bighearted, spew-your-gefilte-fish-funny.” That’s the NYT on Andrew Ridker’s novel, Hope.

+ What to Read: “Trying to attach a recording device to a sperm whale is a bit like trying to joust while racing on a Jet Ski. The exercise entails using a thirty-foot pole to stick the device onto the animal’s back, which in turn entails getting within thirty feet of a creature the size of a school bus.” And that’s probably the easiest part of what these researchers are trying to do. Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker: Can We Talk to Whales? “Researchers believe that artificial intelligence may allow us to speak to other species.” (If that’s possible, maybe it can even allow us to speak to each other in a reasonable manner…)

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