Horoscope

I obviously don’t believe in astrology but there is this Ukrainian horoscope that is crazy good. Today, for instance, it tells me I’ll spend the day thinking about faraway countries, freedom, and travel. I’m leaving for Spain tomorrow, so definitely. On Saturday, the horoscope told me I’d experience profound spiritual moments. I got baptized on that day. On Friday, it said I’d be unusually sociable in the evening. And I did go to a house party for the first time in years. I’ve been reading it for months and it’s always like this.

As I said, I don’t believe in this shit. But apparently it believes in me.

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What’s Your Practice?

Recently, one of my favorite questions to bug people with has been “What is it you do to train that is comparable to a pianist practicing scales?” If you don’t know the answer to that one, maybe you are doing something wrong or not doing enough. Or maybe you are (optimally?) not very ambitious?

A very good question and an illuminating answer at the link.

Why El Salvador?

The reason I’m so stuck on El Salvador is because they have the best freaking writing ever. You folks know how much I read. I’m always on the hunt for good literature. And El Salvador is hitting it out of the ballpark, it’s insane how good they are. Castellanos Moya, Roberto Valencia, Óscar Martínez, Huezo Mixco – these guys have incredible talent.

Ukraine, I’m looking at you here. Wake up, give us some literature at least half as good as tiny El Salvador is doing.