I practice Tsudoku. I bet you do too! Tsudoku is a Japanese word that means piling up books that you bought but have not read. Sounds terrible, but Umberto Eco says it’s ok. Maria Popova explains why in Umberto Eco’s Antilibrary: Why Unread Books Are More Valuable to Our Lives than Read Ones. In a A Seizure of Happiness: Mary Oliver on Finding Magic in Life’s Unremarkable Moments, Popova clarifies why attentiveness, more popularly called mindfulness, could be tantamount to “total, effortless surrender to happiness.” This one’s a keeper – I’ve bookmarked it and can’t get enough of it. Old Masters…After 80, some people don’t retire. They reign. Why are we afraid of aging given all the possibilities? Have a happy Friday! In our part of the world… We’re the midst of a searing summer season. To help her cope with the heat, Mali, the only elephant in the Philippines, gets several baths daily at the Manila Zoo.