What I’m Reading
His Panic: Why Americans Fear Hispanics in the U.S. by Geraldo Rivera (actually a very intelligent book)
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (again. might be my favorite book and i think perhaps, the greatest work of fiction)
‘Tis: A Memoir by Frank McCourt (does anyone know if McCourts of New York is worth seeing?)
Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness by Richard H. Thaler (design with intent is a fascinating topic. Architectures of Control is one of my favorite blogs)
The Book of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges (metafiction like this is very creative. also, it’s about weird animals)
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (rereading with a clean copy)
What Could Make Someone Want to Leave New York and Move to Buffalo? — New York Magazine (great piece)
LA’s Hidden Homeless — LA Times
Seth Robert’s thoroughly dismantles a NY Time’s reporter who has no idea what he’s talking about
My buddy made this site, and I want to know where you get a blanket like that
Meditations…ehh. I’d give it 3 stars, maybe 4. It’s no Ramona Quimby, that’s for sure.
i think McCourts is no longer; I wanted to visit as well and either web researched it or was told it is gone 🙁
i’m sorry…i thought you were referring to the bar, not the movie. no idea about the movie…let us know if you see it! thanks!
lolpalins = trying too hard
You have to fight it with a dagger and rifle. Loser becomes a blanket.
From the NYMag article:
“I don’t miss my old life in New York. I only miss the life in New York I know I never would have had.”
I know it isn’t supposed to be a “story of defeat” but that line still scares me.