Hey, hi, hello it has been a week. Last weekend I traveled to Kentucky for a wedding, and Monday morning I started a new job with ~2 hours of commuting every day! So my blog has been a little quiet and I didn’t get to read as much as I usually do in preparation for this link post. Believe it or not, I read a lot of articles that don’t make the cut because I think they’re not interesting, complex, or important enough. Only the best for my readers. 🙂
As a result of limited time, I’ve supplemented my fewer recent stories with some older or broader recommendations than usual.
Let’s dive in!
The Time Bandits of Southern California — Have you realized yet that I’m a sucker for a detective story? This one is pretty good. 🙂
How Walkable Cities Help Everyone — Walkable cities or neighborhoods have become increasingly important to me. This article is a good explanation of walkability without being too technical.
One Chance at His Lifelong Goal; Then it Rained — Within most sports, there are classes of athletes who were almost pro. The “almost” factor is almost always luck–injuries, timing, media, knowing the right people. Oh, and weather.
One sentence stopped me short:
Baseball is supposed to be the purest of meritocracies: You’ll make it if you deserve to.
This got my wheels turning more than usual because Erynn Brook’s thread about “deserve” was still in my mind. It makes a great paired reading, and leaves an idea to contemplate.
The Pope’s Long Con — Not the actual Pope, although maybe I should let you think that for better click-throughs. 😛 It’s amazing to me how brazen people–especially brazen white men–can build entire lives (and fortunes, and apparently political appointments) on lies, fraud, and taking advantage of others.
The Little Things — An author and new father’s thoughts on knowing a biological family member for the first time. You may want to grab a tissue.
Failing at Normal — This is a TEDxTalk, not an article, but it’s well worth a watch. The more I’ve read and listened, the more I realize that there are many brain conditions and personal experience that I either don’t understand or previously misunderstood. Tragically, that can lead to me making life harder for others, or even actively contributing to their distress. That’s never something I want, and this talk is a good step toward understanding neurodiversity better.
The comments are open, and I read every single message! How was your week? What are you thinking about?