Here is this week’s list of short stories, comic strips, essays, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. It’s much bigger than usual because several of the links are for comic strips and also because I kept finding things I thought you’d all love.
Come See the Living Dryad. This story was so engrossing I actually googled the characters in it to see if it was based on real events.
The Key to Success in Life. I can’t stop laughing at this.
The Hippies Have Won. My parents aren’t old enough to be hippies, but we did eat hippie food when I was growing up. It makes me happy to see stuff like brown rice and whole foods become mainstream.
How to Survive the Next Catastrophic Pandemic. No, this isn’t a sly reference to a zombie movie or anything like that. It’s sensible advice that everyone should listen to.
Philosophers have had a longstanding problem with rhetoric. The standard view of the quarrel is well-known: philosophy is a truth-directed activity concerned with reasoned argument, while rhetoric is uninterested in truth and concerned merely with persuasion.