1. What is wrong with Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid?
3. How Michael Nielsen reads and records papers. “Avoid orphan questions.” Many of the best parts are later in the essay.
5. Try giving up air conditioning. In fact I did this for years (in Virginia), and on a reasonably high income. I was fine with it, and regarded it as a healthier way to live.