Weekend Thoughts - 2.6.16

   Image  by  Priya Saihgal , courtesy of  Creative Commons  licensing.

Image by Priya Saihgal, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all! Below, I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend:

1. It's high time for the Global Drug Survey, which is an annual effort to gather as much information about global drug use as possible, in an effort to understand drug use trends worldwide. The organization is hoping to receive over 120,000 participants this year, so I would like to encourage the Think Wilder audience to check it out and submit a response if you have time.

2. As a massive Philip K. Dick fan, I was elated to see an article discussing his unfinished novel, The Owl in Daylight, show up in my Twitter feed this week. The book would have been his last, but was never completed (much less started, really). The article is worth a read for fans of PKD, and for those of you who aren't familiar with him, I'd suggest reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, The Man in the High CastleUbik, or The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. PKD was a prolific contributor in the science fiction genre and many of his books were later adapted to movies, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority ReportPaycheck, and A Scanner Darkly. I really can't explain the influence he had on the science fiction genre, the world as a whole, or myself. To put it simply, his works have been extremely influential. Give him a read or a watch sometime soon!

3. I'm also a bit of a sucker for colorful stuff. That's why this article featuring the Brooklyn-based Bagel Store, which sells rainbow bagels caught my eye. Would ya look at those? Just look at 'em!

That's all for this week's edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.