Bites

A go-to to-go menu of recommended links to other website’s articles, a reservoir of links if you will.

Food for thought and wine for feeling.

Below are my recommendations for what to feast on when you’ve run out of articles to read.

Still Life with a Ginger Jar and Eggplants 1893–94
Paul Cézanne

Starters

50 Ideas That Changed My Life by David Perell
Russell Conjugation:
Journalists often change the meaning of a sentence by replacing one word with a synonym that implies a different meaning. For example, the same person can support an estate tax but oppose a death tax — even though they are the same thing.

68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice
The purpose of a habit is to remove that action from self-negotiation. You no longer expend energy deciding whether to do it. You just do it. Good habits can range from telling the truth, to flossing.

A worthy goal for a year is to learn enough about a subject so that you can’t believe how ignorant you were a year earlier.

This person does not exist
This is my nightmare and I can’t believe it’s not real. Imagined by a GAN (generative adversarial network)

The Demolition of the Most Beautiful Library in America
Photos of the old public library in Cincinnati

In Conversation with Jay Gupta
My former professor on the philosophy of aesthetics.

Oakland Geology
A world at your feet. Focused on, near, and around Oakland, California.

Still Life with Teapot and Fruit 1896
Paul Gauguin

Mains

The Pragmatics of Project Communication
This point is so obvious as to often be overlooked:  silence amounts to communicating that which one does not want to communicate.

Reality has Endorsed Bernie Sanders
This is a virus that will thrive in the intimacy of American poverty.

Artists by Art Movement
You’ve got your Ancient Egyptian art, Ancient Greek art, Medieval art, Renaissance art, Post Renaissance art, Modern art, Contemporary art, Chinese art, Korean art, Japanese art, Islamic art, and what’s called Native art.

Step Inside Jacques Grange’s Storied Paris Apartment
The celebrated French writer Colette first moved to 9 rue de Beaujolais, overlooking the Palais-Royal garden in Paris, in the 1920s.

How Washington keeps America sick and fat
Today’s diet crisis is one of excess, and it is costing us dearly: obesity alone costs about $147 billion annually; hypertension costs an estimated $131 billion a year; and diabetes, the vast majority of which is Type 2, costs $237 billion.

Still Life with Ham 1870s
Philippe Rousseau

Desserts

Mary Hobson
She studied Russian[3] at the age of 56 because she wanted to read the original version of Leo Tolstoy‘s War and Peace (in Russian, course). Mary’s daughter gifted her the book and Mary read it while recovering from a surgery.

How To Create Your Best-Ever Bedroom
Photos of bedrooms – some quirky, others moody – all of which soothe me.

Aim small, miss small
Improve your archery accuracy and focus.

The Mexican Art of the Double Entendre
Linguistic poetry, or “albur“. Or why my relatives have brutal, yet clever, comebacks.

How Human Brains Do Language
One system, two channels.

On the Value of Curiousity
It’s basically a critic’s job to think in public, which is a scary thing to do depending on who’s your public.



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