Reality is Broken

This morning (yesterday morning now; I’ve been working on this post all day) I followed a link shared on Twitter by Jamie Madigan and Brenda Brathwaite to read an article entitled “I Don’t Want to be a Superhero.” Having read through almost all of Alfie Kohn’s Punished by Rewards by now, it got me thinking about the whole “gamification” thing and I feel like I have something to say about it that isn’t really being said by most of the people I’ve read discussing it. A lot to say, actually; this is gonna be a long one. Buckle up. Disclaimer: I haven’t read Reality is Broken. Continue reading Reality is Broken

Eating Veggies

I’ve been moving toward vegetarianism and veganism this year. I recently saw an RSA interview with Jonathan Safran Foer about his book Eating Animals, and I’m looking forward to reading it. Then over the weekend saw the segment with Kathy Freston, author of Veganist. I’ve also read probably almost half of Becoming Vegan, but have put it down for now to return to later.

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