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This week was much better than last week, probably because I got a chance to see my husband over the weekend, which was nice. Plus I knew he’d have a three-day weekend when he came home again. That starts today, which means things are looking up.
One highlight of my week was actually having enough time to start a book I chose for fun. Antifragile is my fourth Taleb title. If you recall, I like to choose a new-to-me author now and immerse myself in their thoughts for a while. Taleb is a bit of a name-dropper, but I thoroughly enjoy him, and Antifragile is definitely my favorite so far.
I can’t say anything in the book has surprised me so far. I was raised on the saying, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” and this book is basically an exposition of that very idea. With that said, it’s pretty evident we’re producing increasingly weak offspring. Taleb’s book explains some reasons why that might be, which means I feel some blog posts coming on. Eventually.
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The latest from Scholé Sisters:
It’s so humble, it’s cheesecake. I need a headslap emoji in honor of this graphic! Ha. But still: a great conversation. You should listen. Even better, you should subscribe in your favorite podcast player.
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This month in 2016:
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Podcast episode of the week:
- The Tom Woods Show: Ep. 1476 Government, Food, Farmers, and You
- I laughed out loud when regulators that were afraid that something, somewhere was unregulated came up!
This is something I thought would be fun. I listen to podcasts while I fold laundry, cook dinner, or am doing therapy for my back (I have a traction thing I have to do at night before bed). For a while, at least, I plan to share my favorite episode from the past week.
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This week’s links collection:
- First Common Core High School Grads Worst-Prepared For College In 15 Years from The Federalist
- I’m not a big believer in standardized testing, but this was still interesting.
- Wildfires Caused By Bad Environmental Policy Are Causing California Forests To Be Net CO2 Emitters from Forbes
- “This is California’s big secret: it’s not climate change that’s burning up the forests, killing people, and destroying hundreds of homes; it’s decades of environmental mismanagement that has created a tinderbox of unharvested timber, dead trees, and thick underbrush.”
- YES! I’m glad people are starting to wake up to this. A friend and I were talking at coffee a couple days ago about how many dead trees (from bark beetle) are just standing there like match sticks, and the state will not allow property owners to cut them down.
- What An Expert on Sexual Abuse Says About Sleepovers from Challies
- We don’t do sleepovers, either. Do you?
- Nuclear workers hospitalized; Columbia plant runs afoul of safety rules – again from The State
- A week or two ago I said to someone that I thought nuclear power was the future of clean energy. Even though I was referring to a different type of nuclear power (thorium, not uranium), I still felt like this made me look a bit like an idiot. 😉
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The Scholé Sisters November Challenge kicks off TOMORROW! I hope you join us! Click here for more information.
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