Reading Draft No. 4 by John McPhee cause I want to be a better writer. In my mind I AM a good writer – up to the point I sit down to begin writing.
the way to do a piece of writing is there or four times over, never once. For me, the hardest part comes first, getting something – anything – out in front of me. Sometimes in a nervous frenzy I just fling words as if I were flinging mud at a wall. Blurt out, heave out, babble out something – anything – as a first draft. With that, you have achieved a sort of nucleus. Then as you work it over and alter it, you begin to shape sentences that score higher with the ear and eye. Edit it again – top to bottom.
Finished reading Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck which explores the differences between people who operate mostly from a fixed-mindset or a growth-mindset view of the world (“mostly” because nobody is all one or the other).
Watched Who Are the Racists on Prager U
To call someone a racist is a serious charge. Conservatives are accused of racism by the left on a daily basis. Are the accusations fair? Or is something else going on? Derryck Green of Project 21 provides some provocative answers.
Went further down the Russell Brand rabbit hole and listened to 2 episodes he did with Jordan Peterson. I want to do a post about the content of these episodes separately as they are very rich – so much that I listened to both episodes multiple times.
Finished Game of Thrones (like most of the world) but 2x. The second time through was 1000x better.
Watched the entire series of Silicon Valley. not what I expected at all – but worthwhile.