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What I learned last week (#176): be brief

What I learned last week (#176): be brief

A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.


The highlight of last week was celebrating my daughter’s 9th birthday on Monday, despite both of us being sick. Birthday’s with kids are magic.

The runner-up highlight was hiking Ben Vane on a (mostly) sunny Tuesday.

Despite that sunny-ish hiking day, the weather here in Scotland matched the feeling of short line from a poem that grabbed me: “In my little cup.

I learned about the term antifragile. The resilient resists shocks and stays the same; the antifragile gets better.

I am afraid of brain implants, but after watching this video by Tim Urban my perspective has shifted a bit.

I learned about paying attention to physical sensations as much as my thoughts and not just live from the neck up. Emotions are a response to physical feelings and vice versa, they are two sides of the same coin.

I felt a bit called out by this post on Churchill’s “Brevity” memo. I am working on writing less and writing more.

Nothing happened with the house renovation this week. Rather than scream into our pillows, we went to the beach.

I learned about Paul Farmer this week and this video and post about his life made me feel less concerned about my little problems and better about the people out there that are helping.


Last but not least, check out what I’m up to now.

Comments welcome!

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