Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Monday, January 9, 2023
The genuine love for reading itself, when cultivated, is a superpower. We live in the age of Alexandria, when every book and every piece of knowledge ever written down is a fingertip away. The means of learning are abundant—it's the desire to learn that is scarce.
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Flawed or not, Burr shared certain affinities with Jackson. Both speculated in land, engaged in duels, and championed the interests of a growing West. Importantly, they also resided outside of the prevailing American power structure. Neither, in other words, were Virginians. Jackson's refusal to join his congressional colleagues and laud Washington is on par with Burr's cutting insistence that the great general lacked completely "independence of character" and managed to somehow become a national hero "without talent." Men on the make, they would have to make their own opportunities.
-David S. Brown, The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson
It is early in the game, but "Unprecedented" has jumped to an enormous lead to be 2023's "Word of the Year".........
We live in unprecedented times. The recession in 2020 was not so much a recession as it was a lockdown. Using “normal words” to describe the economy in the last 3 years, we believe, does not make sense.
..................................20 lessons learned.
4. If you have a problem with them, and them, and them, and them, the problem is probably you.
5. Failure is the tuition you pay for success.
10. Task yourself with a huge must-do project that has a deadline far out enough that you can safely procrastinate on it for a day or two. Watch your productivity on every other possible thing go way up to avoid that one.
17. One day, I hope not to measure my days in minutes or hours, but in miles walked and pages read.