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Art Misc

Surrounded by smiles and good humor

Raw Spirit by Iain Banks is a book about Scotch, but there are so many anecdotes and side-stories sprinkled throughout, it’s better described as a book about driving, cars, friendships, getting older, music, war, politics, Scotland AND whisky. This bit from the book came to mind today and stuck with me: …when you drive an […]

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What I learned last week

What I learned last week (#58)

Learned last week: Prince’s genius was deep, percentages are reversible, a useful filter for saying no, and much more.

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Art

Signs of life

Something inspired by the great short story “The Great Silence” by Ted Chiang, from his most recent collection of short stories: Exhalation. Also, this is my first time using a Pigma Brush pen I picked up in Amsterdam. Every parrot has a unique call that it uses to identify itself; biologists refer to this as […]

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Moving to Scotland Travel

First visit to Amsterdam

Spent my first time in this city last weekend, hanging out with my good friend Chris. Here are some notes. Nothing planned at all except for the Van Gogh museum (learned the hard way about museum booking in advance after Paris). The Van Gogh museum is absolutely worth it and one of my favorite museum […]

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What I learned last week

What I learned last week (#57)

Learned last week: knowledge is a privilege to be shared, avoiding writers block, a source for premium sports writing, and more.