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Would that we all were as fortunate as these fellows:

Why do we commute despite its frustrations and stresses?

Because our work requires collaboration, we enjoy community, and the amenities of a city or town enhance our daily experience. Still, the daily book-ended aggravation is immense.

If there is hope in the future it may be from virtual reality. Until then we climb into our rides during the same hours and crawl together on crowded roads or sit or stand in packed subway cars and buses.

https://psmag.com/economics/why-do-we-still-commute

 

Work and the nature and contexts of labor are a lightening rod of social, political and global change in the early 21st Century.

As the traditional end of summer passes by and autumn asserts itself, it’s back to school and the office. While we were away the issues of inequality, diversity, community and personal identity didn’t take a day off.

https://aeon.co/essays/what-if-jobs-are-not-the-solution-but-the-problem

Love what you do.

http://www.indoek.com/archives/series/surf-shacks

Americans spend too much time at work. So plan to disconnect and take some time off this summer. You’ve earned it.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/04/too-many-elite-american-men-are-obsessed-with-work/479940/

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-bleak-truth-about-how-we-spend-our-time-2016-7

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/07/12/485606970/overworked-americans-arent-taking-the-vacation-theyve-earned

On the cusp of summer, hopefully there will be time in the few months ahead for leisure to read and unwind duringĀ our short season.

A simple search will pull up several excellent summer reading recommendations, including

The essential Marc Andreessen summer reading list

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