Monthly Archives: August 2019

Intelligence Traps

  audible.com The Intelligence Trap Check out this great listen on Audible.com. An eye-opening examination of the stupid things smart people do – and how to cultivate skills to protect ourselves from error. “As a rule, I have found that … Continue reading

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Hard work on a hot day

Maybe I am just getting too old for all this, but I blame the heat. It got up to 94 degrees today with high humidity. It is hard to work in that. I cut paths for almost four hours and … Continue reading

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What were you like when you were 60?

This story worth is out of order, but I thought it was a good follow-up to the last one. What were you like when you were 60? People long for and look back to the glories of their youth. I … Continue reading

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What were you like when you were 50?

What were you like when you were 50? My Story Worth for this week. Worst of times My 50th year, 2005, was pivotal but not a good year. My career was stalled. Chrissy was just starting hers. We were looking … Continue reading

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Man’s inhumanity

I was in Poland in the early-middle 1990s, which meant that I was there for the 50th anniversary of the end of World War II, of the liberation of Auschwitz (near where I lived), of various lesser known tragedies and … Continue reading

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The Conservative Sensibility

audible.com The Conservative Sensibility Check out this great listen on Audible.com. From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, a monumental new reflection on American conservatism, examining how the Founders’ belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition – one that … Continue reading

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Beer belongs

Some of our usual beer pictures from yesterday and today. We are glad that the city grew around us and we now live in a walkable place. We walked down to Gold’s Gym and did the proper workouts. After that, … Continue reading

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The Southwest

Some years ago, I disparaged the “lifeless” deserts of the American Southwest, full of unpleasant lizards, venomous snakes and lots of dust. Looking back, I think I had a mental model, a hierarchy of ecosystems with dense forests and deep … Continue reading

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My longleaf through the years

I post a lot of pictures of my longleaf, but generally w/o a size comparison, since I am often down there by myself. A selfie would not give the proper perspective. Adam Smith took this picture of me with our … Continue reading

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Succession

Grassy wetlands To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven. The more you observe in nature, the more sense that old wisdom seems. Last time on the farms I found the value of the … Continue reading

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