“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.” ― The House at Pooh Corner by A.A Milne”
Writers that can consistently and frequently write new and interesting pieces always impress me. I am pretty thrilled if I have what I consider to be one new and unique thought a month. Then have the luck to capture that fleeting moment down in writing. And, that generally turns into the Winnie the Pooh moment described above.
That previous paragraph may be an awkward way of explaining why I have been fairly quiet these days, on top of just being busy at work.
For similar reasons, reading was a bit off this month – although I did notch some easy reads.
Correct, I am a touch out of order on the Travis Mcgee series, but that does not seem to matter too much.
Here are my most influential reads for the month – in no particular order:
You’re not good at this. – “Zero percent interest rates plus fiscal and monetary stimulus with housing up 40% and stocks at an all-time high was a ridiculous policy.”
Entering the Superbubble’s Final Act – “The current superbubble features the most dangerous mix of these factors in modern times: all three major asset classes – housing, stocks, and bonds – were critically historically overvalued at the end of last year.”
Seeing Red – “Is China our enemy or competitor? The answer is yes.”
Would You Still Buy A Tesla? – “I used to be a fan of Elon Musk, no longer. The guy is irrational, and he believes the rules don’t apply to him. And he acts like he’s the only one who owns the truth, who can move us into the future, and that’s just hogwash.”
Pillow fight – “That’s like going to a Dallas Cowboys football game at AT&T Stadium, seeing 80,000 fans dressed in silver and blue with stars painted on their faces, all cheering wildly when the Cowboys score. Then, based on that experience, determining everyone across the nation is a rabid Cowboys fan and the 82,500 people at MetLife Stadium cheering for the Giants simply just can’t be real.”
Note: This is based on when I read the article, not necessarily when it was first published. Unfortunately, my backlog of things I would like to read always seems to dwarf the amount of time I can devote to reading.