Even though the Southside BeltLine is not paved, as of July 2019, it is open for hiking / running. I love how it completely shifts the perspective of the city. This tunnel goes under McDonough Blvd and the main Norfolk Southern railway into Atlanta. I’ve passed over this tunnel in my car dozens of times and never knew it existed. [Read more…] about Southside BeltLine Underpass @ McDonough Blvd
Fyodor Dostoevsky changed how I read.
Until I was 23 or so, I had this commitment to finishing every single book that I started whether I liked it or not.[Read more…] about Books That I’ve Quit Reading
But it’s popular for a reason. Actually, several reasons.
It’s a challenging but very achievable 5ish mile hike (roundtrip). There are views, forests, a wide running stream with waterfalls – and a destination 40ft waterfall with outcrops and views.[Read more…] about Hiking Raven Cliffs Falls
Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future by Johan Norberg is a concise, fast-paced book that you should read instead of scrolling your newsfeed or watching the news.
The book’s premise is that the daily news focuses on events that grab your attention.
But, by definition, events that grab your attention are rare and novel. These are, for the most part, the exception to much bigger trends changing human life.
In fact, news events are often the exceptions that prove the rule of general progress and improvements in human standards of living, decision-making, peacefulness, lifespan, and quality of life.
Progress delivers exactly what it says on the cover – 10 reasons to look forward to the future.[Read more…] about Progress by Johan Norberg Book Review
The Fish That Ate The Whale is a biography of Sam Zemurray, the banana magnate of the 20th Century. You may have never heard of Sam Zemurray, but his innovations affect your life everyday in ways far bigger than your morning banana.[Read more…] about The Fish That Ate The Whale by Rich Cohen Book Review
Happy City by Charles Montgomery is another great addition to that genre of non-fiction books written by journalists who weave stories, statistics, and interviews in a way to explain a very complicated topic.
In this case, the topic is how the design (or non-design) of a city predetermines much about how we live. Those predetermined choices can create a sad, stressful, disconnected life or an active, sustainable, connected life.[Read more…] about Happy City by Charles Montgomery Book Review