"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there."
-- John Wooden
My favorite song off Maggie Rogers’ new album. (Spotify)
I'm not a twitter user, but a helpful perspective about journalism today.
A fascinating (albeit long) New Yorker piece on research methods of one of my favorite biographers used while writing about LBJ.
Why your first thought is never your best thought.
An interesting chart showing the evolution of our alphabet (bonus points if you can use proto-sinaitic in a sentence this week!).
"Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naivete."
-- Maria Popova
this fun insta about cheese plates…my cheese plate knowledge is rapidly expanding!
If you struggle with getting spread too thin, you should read this essay about taking a "depth year."
I loved this, and have read it three times in the last month. The Complete and Logical Guide to Winning at Your Own Life in 19 Super Difficult Steps.
I'm always trying to understand consumerism, lest I be sucked in (more than I already am). This essay about Amazon was enlightening, yet also approachable.
Pure electro-pop bliss. (Spotify)
Interesting life lessons from a woman's 30th college reunion.
A fascinating essay on chance events and how the Mona Lisa become famous.
I always wondered where ranch dressing came from!
The most creative new business I've read about recently.
Pixar's heartfelt short about an Asian mom was a great example of storytelling
"No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying."
-- Tony Robbins