Up Close With the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Imperiled Omo Valley

What I am reading: “Your George W. Bush came here two years ago and not a person recognized him.” “No one?” “No one knew who he was.” “Would they have known Nelson Mandela?” “No.…, Up Close With the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Imperiled Omo Valley, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/travel/omo-valley-ethiopia-eco-tourism.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Happy New Year! Start It Off by Relaxing and Centering Yourself

What I am reading: Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter. Editor Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life. Sign up here to get…, Happy New Year! Start It Off by Relaxing and Centering Yourself, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/smarter-living/new-year-relaxation.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Opinion | The Gambler’s Ruin of Small Cities (Wonkish)

What I am reading: I’m on vacation, keeping vague track of the news but basically taking a break and spending a lot of time communing with nature. But I’ve also been thinking a…, Opinion | The Gambler’s Ruin of Small Cities (Wonkish), https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/30/opinion/the-gamblers-ruin-of-small-cities-wonkish.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

A City Is Not a Computer

What I am reading: A wall in Bairro Alto, Lisbon, covered with circuit boards painted white. [ Daniel Gonçalves ] “What should a city optimize for?” Even in the age of peak…, A City Is Not a Computer, https://placesjournal.org/article/a-city-is-not-a-computer/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Lemon Juice Squeeze Bottles: Plastic’s Natural Element

What I am reading: Today in Tedium: Plastic, barring all the environmental problems and health concerns that might come with it, is awesome as a moldable product. It shows up in…, Lemon Juice Squeeze Bottles: Plastic’s Natural Element, http://tedium.co/2017/02/28/lemon-juice-squeeze-bottles-history/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art

What I am reading: “Without music life would be a mistake,” proclaimed Nietzsche, one of the legion of celebrated thinkers who have contemplated the unparalleled power of music .…, Kafka on the Power of Music and the Point of Making Art, https://www.brainpickings.org/2017/07/03/kafka-music-art/, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,

It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover

What I am reading: Virginia coin collector John Wertman with his official President Trump “challenge coin.” (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post) For two decades, the commander in…, It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover, https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/its-very-gold-the-presidential-coin-undergoes-a-trumpian-makeover/2017/12/22/23c8b11e-e5bb-11e7-ab50-621fe0588340_story.html, http://www.instapaper.com/rss/238947/i35BSjISqVKnAGF4lqMOZltq2L0, Instapaper: Unread, ,