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Friday Roundup

“Evenings: See friends. Read in cafes.”  –Henry Miller   Here’s what I’ve been up to this week, besides trying to make a dent in my “unread” bookshelf to make room for Christmas presents. What I’m Reading “Swimming on the Hot Side” an article by David Goodwillie about divers who work in radioactive water.   Snow… Read more »

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Friday Roundup, “From Ibiza to the Norfolk Broads…”

“All Rhodes Scholars had a great future in their past.” –Peter Thiel Part of the reason I title these “Friday roundups” is that I’m accountable to post throughout the week. If I don’t, my recent articles will just be a string of Friday Roundups.   What I’m Reading: Zero to One — Peter Theil. The startup… Read more »

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Friday Roundup, 600 days to go

“I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect.”  —Billy Wilder Deep in first draft land on two longer projects, which means I haven’t gotten up to much this week besides writing. I’m trying to figure out the best way to balance blogging and my long-form stuff. I’ve thought about setting aside one full day to blog… Read more »

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Friday Roundup, without hope, without despair

Was reminded of some words of wisdom–I first encountered in my English major days–from Austin Kleon quoting Raymond Carver who was quoting Isak Dinesen. Carver and Kleon both put these words on a 3×5 card on the wall, and I’m doing the same. Here’s what I’ve been up to the past 7 days:   What… Read more »

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Friday Roundup,

“Submerged, the idle chatter of the monkey mind recedes. Each stroke, each lap is like a metronome, lulling me into a calm state of presence. When my swim is complete, I have an inescapable feeling of gratitude, with a light dusting of accomplishment.” –Rich Roll  Happy Friday, from Florida. It’s been grey here, so don’t… Read more »

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Friday Roundup, be here now

“You can’t ask for flowers– know what I mean– you either get’m or you don’t.”  –Liam Gallagher  Fall is (finally) here. This is what I’ve been up to for the first week in November:   What I’m reading:  The Killer Inside Me — Jim Thompson: A classic of neo-noir and American Crime with a forward by Stephen… Read more »

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Friday Roundup

“We must continually remind ourselves that there is a difference between what is natural and what is actually good for us. There is nothing more natural than being mauled and eaten by a bear.” —Sam Harris    I’m on Medium now. Follow me.   History’s great authors request nudes at the New Yorker.   Throwback… Read more »