This year I started using a new format to my Daily Notes file in Obsidian: a single file in which I try to capture all of the relevant “factual” part of my day. (For those who follow along with my Practically Paperless series, there will be more on this new format in Episode 16 coming on February 1). On of the things that I track is what I read each day–articles, posts, etc.
I thought I would post a list of what I read each week with some brief commentary for those who might be interested. Some of these articles may require a subscription or be behind a paywall. I’ve tried to include a tag with each item to give a sense of the topic. Here is what I read this week:
- Finished reading United States: Essays, 1952-1992 by Gore Vidal. I wrote briefly about this when I started reading it. At 1,295 pages, it took me a little while to finish. I’ll probably have more to say about it once I’ve given it more thought.
- “What Happened to American Conservatism” by David Brooks, Atlantic (Jan/Feb 2022) #politics
- “America Is Falling Apart at the Seams” by David Brooks (NY Times, Jan 13, 2022) – this caught my eye because I’ve recently been thinking that there are small things I’ve seen that appear to be signs of decay — unreliable mail delivery for one thing. #politics
- “File System Infobase Manager” by Douglas Barone – hat tip to frequent commenter Jaap for calling this to my attention a while back. #productivity
- “Four Facts About the Filibuster” by James Fallows (Substack) – a succinct argument against the filibuster. #politics
- “The Fall of Omar” by Joe Posnanski (Substack) – I like how Joe thinks about Hall of Fame candiates. #baseball
- “Schilling and Shilling” by Joe Posnanski (Substack) #baseball
- “Ortiz and Sheffield” by Joe Posnanski (Substack) #baseball
- “One Team One Hall” by Joe Posnanski (Substack) – with a hat tip to Bill James new article “Vagabonds and Homebodies” which I haven’t read yet, but have queued up for this coming week. #baseball
Any recommendations for books, articles or posts I should read? Let me know in the comments.
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