That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.
—Albert Einstein (on giving advice to his son about learning anything)
In the clouds in Patagonia, Argentina (November 2011)
You are a mashup of what you let into your life.
—Maria Popova (on 9 Books on Reading and Writing)
We have been told we live in “the hook-up era.” We have been warned that “the hook-up culture” will hurt us all. And yet, today’s kids were hardly the first to get into each other’s pants for non-procreative purposes. What changes over time is how we get to the moment of unzipping, and how we feel about the process along the way. Technology is always in the mix, whatever the outcome. These days, technology just seems to come and go more quickly.