In my home I have come to realise that TV watching increases as my level of involvement decreases. That isn’t easy for me to admit, but there you have it. My uncomfortable truth.
This is the beginning of the end for American Football.
I enjoy a lot of things about football, but the medical dangers, along with generational changes, will lead to declining interest in football.
I’m stealing this Jorge Luis Borges quote from Austin Kleon because it aligns with the way my reading has evolved over the years—I no longer feel guilty putting down books that I don’t have a connection with.
I believe that the phrase ‘obligatory reading’ is a contradiction in terms; reading should not be obligatory… If a book bores you, leave it; don’t read it because it is famous, don’t read it because it is modern, don’t read a book because it is old…. If a book is tedious to you, don’t read it; that book was not written for you. Reading should be a form of happiness, so I would advise all possible readers of my last will and testament—which I do not plan to write—I would advise them to read a lot, and not to get intimidated by writer’s reputations, to continue to look for personal happiness, personal enjoyment. It is the only way to read.