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Some Things I Learned in 2019

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2019 deserves a medal. I think it’s one of the first years in a long time (since 2014 to be scientifically accurate) where Americans took inventory of their lives just before the clock struck midnight and thought “Well, except for the diapered mouthbreather in the Oval Office doing all sorts of damage to our long-term future, this wasn’t a bad vibe.” I have to agree. For...

The 25 Best Things I’ve Seen on the Internet in 2019

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Every year-long trip around the sun, another 10 internet years goes by. Here are my annual picks for “Best things I’ve seen on the internet in 2019.’ The refreshed introduction to the long-awaited Final Fantasty VII Remake, what was considered “quite possibly, the greatest game ever made.’ You’re about to see a game break all sorts of sales records in 2020.The...

2020 Playlist

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I created a 2020 playlist for my friend’s New Year’s Eve party. Going somewhere at the last minute and don’t have bops? Steal them here, but only if you want jams that say goodbye to the last decade:

Independence Day

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Considering that we’re in the most polarizing time I can remember in our history, this year I’m personally redefining Independence Day to how I can personally represent the idea of America: I’m declaring independence from progress for progress’ sake. Mark Zuckerberg’s professional success was his personal failure: Moving fast is *how* we broke things. I’m going to bring the crucial element of...

Survive and Advance

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I have a thing for sports. Like most relationships, it’s part healthy + unhealthy, rational + irrational, and we hit the occasional rough patch. But like all the strongest loves, it’s for life. And that’s why last night’s game featuring the most dynamic college talent ever to play at Duke University, versus the original superstar who paved the way for hundreds more...

On Deck: My Books for 2019

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“Wear the old coat and buy the new book.” – Austin Phelps Leonardo DaVinci – Walter IsaacsonThe Medici – Paul StrathernThe Revenge of Analog – David SaxHeavy – Kiese LaymonA Drinkable Feast – Philip GreeneHeat – Bill BufordG’morning, G’night – Lin-Manuel MirandaThe Good Neighbor, the Life and Work of Fred Rogers – Maxwell KingWinners...

The Best Books I Read in 2018

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For all the ups and downs of 2018, I’ll never be able to repay the 2017 version of myself for making more time for books (often on long flights) and less time for outrageous clickbait. If 2019 leads you to do the same, here are some fantastic places to start: Factfullness – Hans Rosling. The premise (and the conclusion) of this book is beautiful — The world is amazing, and no one...

The 25 Best Things I’ve Seen on the Internet in 2018

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Every year I post a list of my favorite things on the internet. Over the past five, they’ve been, well, more political than I’d like. This year needs to come to a close differently. To kick off a 2019 without Facebook and end 2018 on a positive high note, I picked out the 25 things that were not only enriching, but brought me joy as well. So clear a few hours on your break (I know you...