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Weekly Best Reads 006

This week’s list is wildly varied, hope you enjoy:

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients – Very moving project by one photographer to bring to light the most precious and important items of former asylum patients. (Hunter Oatman-Stanford for Collectors Weekly)

The Secret Of Costco’s Success – I try not to be […]

Weekly Best Reads 005

This week’s list, although a little late, is possibly the best yet:

Stay Out Of Syria! – Powerful, thought-provoking argument against intervention in Syria. (David Bromwich for the New York Review of Books)

If Tesla Would Stop Selling Cars, We’d All Save Some Money – Sure, Tesla makes an awesome (and expensive) car, but it’s […]

Weekly Best Reads 004

This week’s list is a little shorter, with New York as a common theme.

Goodbye To All That – Having lived in New York briefly in my mid-20s nearly 50 years after the author did the same, I am amazed with how deeply this piece resonated with my experience there, especially my sense at the […]

Weekly Best Reads 003

Last week was the Tour of California, so you probably didn’t have much reading time. Luckily, I kept a short list of last weeks best reads for you:

Welcome, Robot Overlords – Want to guess who’s going to come out on top in the battle between Capital and Labor? You might want to put your […]

Weekly Best Reads 002

Last week’s best reading:

The Smallest County in the U.S. – Can you guess where the smallest county in the U.S. is? Here’s a hint: you can only reach it by donkey or boat. (Ken Jennings for Conde Nast Traveler)

Income Inequality and Mass Transit – I love this aspect of the internet, the ability […]

Weekly Best Reads 001

Here are the best things I’ve read in the last week, in no particular order:

The Depositor Haircut – The sad, twisted path to the economic collapse in Cyprus runs through Greece, Russia, the ECB, and none other than Slobodan Milosevic. And if you think only “bad russian mobsters” got their money wiped out, think […]

The Engineer

Among other things, I am an engineer, which is to say that I spend the majority of my work time doing things that most people would be bored to tears by. The problems I attempt to solve can’t be boiled down to talking points, or even really discussed at all without first understanding relatively long […]

Vienna & Budapest

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On Working

Have you ever been stressed out in your job? Ever come home unable to shake a feeling of failure, or uncompleteness? Ever worked late at night on something that didn’t end up being important, or dreaded waking up in the morning and heading in to work? Ever wondered why these feelings keep recurring, even if […]

You Go, Bratislava

Earlier this year, we were in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, for a few hours on a rainy afternoon, and while the food was good and the architecture in the central old city was beautiful,

we were a little bit saddened by the conditions outside the old city walls. Crumbling buildings, sidewalks, and […]