Been listening to the Making Obama podcast by WBEZ. What a terrific oral history of former President Barack Obama’s pre-Presidential years. Really brings to light a lot of his early public service career and the perspective those who knew him.
When was the last time the candidate of the incumbent President actually wanted the President to campaign for them? I’m really fascinated how the best campaigner in recent memory will take on Trump. Good writeup on this.
I hope for our sake Obama has one last great campaign left in him.
This classic Rands in Repose post explains a lot why I’m into so many projects right now outside of work. Nerd’s always have to be building and tweaking. It also explains why the recent changes in the past six months have made me so much happier and productive…I wasn’t getting time to work on these types of projects.
Derek Sivers really hits home here:
Early in your career, when you are searching for success, the best strategy is to say yes to everything. Reach way outside your current circles. Do it all, and give it your all, no matter how small. The more things you try, and the more people you meet, the better. (They’re a little like lottery tickets.) You never know what random tiny connection could become your big break.
He has an excellent site, by the way. You can get lost for hours reading there.
The Blizzard of 2016 didn’t affect where I live at all, but it was still fun to watch how everyone else reacted to it. This person in NYC decided to snowboard around downtown, because, why not?
As different as so many languages tend to be, it’s remarkable they all start in the same place: how to pronounce ‘Mom’ and “Dad’.
I remember seeing this photo, but I never knew the full story behind it. Especially the part about the white man who gave up everything to do what was just and right.