This seemed like an appropriate post for the beginning of the academic year. Philosopher John Perry’s recent book The Art of Procrastination has been getting a lot of media attention lately. Listen to his interview on NPR, watch him on a brief interview on CNN, or read one of his recent articles in The Wall Street Journal or USA Today. He claims that procrastinating in the right way can help us accomplish many things. Don’t use this as an excuse not to do your reading for class though!