Weekend Reading

A few things that I’ve read this week, you might enjoy them too:

  • Why One Life Hack Can Change Everything.
    The Way We Do Anything is the Way We Do Everything. When I first heard this phrase 17 years ago, it took a few moments to really sink in. I thought to myself: that makes no sense; I’m totally together when it comes to my relationships, and my business is thriving. And then it hit me.
  • Tomorrow’s Advance Man
    On a bright October morning, Suhail Doshi drove to Silicon Valley in his parents’ Honda Civic, carrying a laptop with a twelve-slide presentation that was surely worth at least fifty million dollars. Doshi, the twenty-six-year-old C.E.O.
  • What Was Gay?
    I follow his gaze toward the massive tangerine-on-yellow She-Ra painting that anchors one end of the room—a tough lady if there ever was one. Then, over to the poster for Pedro Almodóvar’s Todo Sobre Mi Madre—the madre here a primary-colored, Picasso-lite Cecilia Roth—on the opposite wall.
  • A peek inside my overseas wallet – a nerd’s guide to what to take abroad
    I invite you to take a peek inside my overseas wallet. This is no apocryphal journalistic device, I genuinely have a second wallet I pick up when I go abroad.
  • Yogi Berra > Quotes
    Yogi Berra quotes (showing 1-30 of 60) “Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
  • Jamie xx Is All Ears
    As a child, Jamie Smith periodically traveled to the United States from his native London to visit his grandfather, a minimalist printmaker who ran a giant glue factory in New Jersey.
  • Upon This Wrist
    It is on my wrist. Do I wish it to be? Not really. Did I crave it? No. Well, maybe a little. I am human. And it is new. And it contains media. And itself may be new media. And it is good to know about these things. So it is on my wrist. This thing, black like crude oil upon Daniel Day Lewis’ brow.
  • The Last Day of Her Life
    Sandy Bem, a Cornell psychology professor one month shy of her 65th birthday, was alone in her bedroom one night in May 2009, watching an HBO documentary called “The Alzheimer’s Project.
  • Yoko Ono and the Myth That Deserves to Die
    In Tokyo, in 1964, the 31-year-old conceptual artist Yoko Ono organized a happening in which she screened a Hollywood film and gave the audience a simple instruction: Do not look at Rock Hudson, look only at Doris Day.
  • 10 Writing Tips from Legendary Writing Teacher William Zinsser, May He Rest in Peace
    Author William Zinsser died at his Manhattan home on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The 92-year-old left behind one of the classics of writing instruction manuals as his legacy, On Writing Well.

I’ll fess up and say that I’ve been pondering doing something like this for a while; I used to do one on my (now closed) professional blog. I changed my reading habits a little at the start of the year, I find myself more drawn to these types of posts as good route to discovery, and as I’ve really enjoyed picking up articles and links from various other blogs and newsletters in the past few months, I thought I’d offer up my own findings.

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Doing my best to find a balance.

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