As with other books – the book formula is a bit predictable, but for me no less fascinating than all the other books that pull from the huge volume of psychological studies since the 70s…even though I didn’t actually finish the entire book. Here’s what I learned from the book and what I thought about it. [keep on reading…]
Do The Work by Steven Pressfield is not a book based on any kind of science of motivation, psychology, or behavioral science. It is also not a a piece of traditional Tony Robbins or Napoleon Hill type positive thinking inspirational type book.
I’m a huge fan of time lapse films in general, and of cities in particular. I’ve never been able to find a really good, single list to keep track of – so here’s my attempt to curate and list the best in one place (because there are a ton of mediocre ones floating about on YouTube). Enjoy and let me know of any other ones in the comments!
Two weeks ago, I moved to Atlanta, GA (metro area of 5.3 million) from Athens, GA (metro area of 0.19 million). I loved Athens’ bike-friendly culture (though not its very bike unfriendly hills). I used to bike nearly everywhere in Athens, and wanted to keep up the same biking habit in Atlanta.
I’ve been here a bit over 2 weeks, but have already started taking MARTA to work, and biking home – while also biking around the city for the sake of exploration and exercise.
So – for anyone who is curious about biking in Atlanta – a famously car-only, traffic clogged city - this is what I’ve found so far… [keep on reading…]
Let’s see where to start…you’ll only be interested in this book if your are interested in History, Economics, and American Studies…all at the same time.
That said – it is hard to write a book on History, Economics, and American Studies – and John Gordon Steele does an great job overall.
There’s a good mix of anecdote, well-explained statistics, and grand narrative, which though it doesn’t actually exist, does provide a good framework and storyboard for how America got to where it is today.
So that’s the short review – here’s some other points about the book and what all I learned… [keep on reading…]
A few months ago when the New York Times wrote about PB&P sandwiches (yes, as in Peanut Butter and Pickle) - it got quite a bit of attention. The article was the most emailed that day, and made it to the Front Page of Reddit. Apparently there is a whole cohort of people in America who know [...]
A few weeks ago, I started drastically paring back all the tools, feeds, news sites, and networks that I use. And the ones that I do use everyday – I started figuring out how to simplify, automate, and gain more control. It started with reducing the number of task “gathering places” (Getting Things Done parlance) [...]
I’ve rarely run with music. In general, I always thought it was too much trouble – where to stash the iPod, cords getting tangled, getting tired of it and having to run with it for a while – but last week, I updated all my music to store the song’s Beats per Minute. I ran [...]
I’ve never thought of memory as skill until I read Moonwalking With Einstein. The book is Joshua Foer’s exploration into not only mnemonics, but also the subculture of “memory athletes,” and his adventure in experimental journalism where he goes from covering the US Memory Championships (yes, there is such a thing) to participating in – [...]
A couple years ago, I read Travels In Siberia by Ian Frazier - which was one of the top 5 travel books I’ve ever read, and piqued my interest in places that are really cold, and really isolated. Lawrence Millman’s Last Places: A Journey In The North is all about just that: really cold, really stark, and isolated [...]
Tour guides at the University of Georgia love to talk about how the State of Georgia Botanical Gardens and the State of Georgia Museum of Art are both in Athens…not in Atlanta. And even though the Botanical Gardens are mainly a great place for walking around and looking at nature – it’s also a good [...]