Building a Second Brain

In early winter of this year, just a little before we were it the throes of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was in my daily perusing of Hacker News. I came across a post on Superorganizers about personal information storage and retrieval. Little did I know, I was about to head down a months-long endeavor of crafting a system of tools for reading, note-taking, and linking ideas together. Whether I did this because of quarantine, or whether it would have happened regardless is hard to say, but it been a great way to pass the time.

Who Am I?

This question plagues me every day. What is my identity? Are identity and consciousness the same thing? If my all my cells have regenerated every seven years, am I the same person that I was in my twenties? How does my consciousness preserve my sense of identity? Those are fun questions but not very useful for you, so here’s some facts about me: I’m a credentialed violist This means that a lot of money changed hands for me to understand music from dead people.