Once upon a time newspapers were worth a damn. You’d go to your front door and see a huge pile of papers. The paper would be loaded with interesting, education, and informative articles.
Those days are long gone. To have a quality newspaper, you need quality editors and curators – not politically correct wimps afraid of offending the ultra sensitive.
I read hundreds of articles a week and bet you do, too. Maybe one day each weekend we can do an “open” thread where you post some of the articles you’ve read.
Read anything good lately?
“A life with a purpose lasts longer.” – This mindset is consistent with what researchers have found in “blue zones.” Blue zones are areas where people live the longest. See, “How to Live to a Ripe Old Age.”
“Faces of War Amid the horrors of World War I, a corps of artists brought hope to soldiers disfigured in the trenches.” – The 100 Year Anniversary of World War I is coming up. Read all of the articles and then tell me that 2014 isn’t amazing.
“Do You Make As Much As A Union Worker Electrician?” – Tradesmen make more money than most white collar professionals. Should you even bother going to college?
“Testosterone Administration Reduces Lying in Men.” – Makes sense. Show me what a man lies about and I’ll show you what a man fears. Higher testosterone = less fear = less need to lie.
“The Allure Of Unquestioned Premises: “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz.” – Read that post if you really want to understand the criminal justice system.
“Fighting Depression in Your Twenties.” – What does depression feel like?
“Manopause?! Aging, Insecurity and the $2 Billion Testosterone Industry.” – If you undergo testosterone replacement therapy, it’s because you’re an insecure little boy with a small penis complex. God help you if you drive a convertible or ride a motorcycle.
Meanwhile, note how many billions of dollars a year women spend on the cosmetic use of Botox. That’s just Botox and not all of the other female vanity crap. I eagerly away an article in the mainstream press that talks about female insecurity and shames women for wanting to look pretty and feel better.
“James Bond had sprezzatura.” What is sprezzatura? “In short it means ‘the art of nonchalance’; you have it if you are accomplished seemingly without effort.”
“The Experience Optimization Playbook: Get More From Your Digital Marketing.” – It’s a free eBook on how to optimize the user experience for your web visitors and readers.
“What is the best way to check your own site for keyword rankings?” – I watch and re-watch Matt Cutts videos. That’s why my SEO is top notch.
Books I am currently reading (Amazon.com):
War As I Knew It by George S. Patton Jr. – Unless you’re a hardcore history buff, buy this one used for 99 cents and read the last two chapters. You will develop more audacity.
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield – This is one of those books I take my time with, as I don’t want it to end. I’ve been reading Gates of Fire for about three years. It’s almost over.
Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era by by Eiji Yoshikawa – Same as above. Mushashi is a Zen Bible. I’ll read it off and on for the next few decades.
The Great War and Modern Memory by Paul Fussell – World War I ran men through meat grinders. Study history and you will realize that men have always been nothing but slaves to the establishment and machine. Men needed Danger & Play as much in 1914 and 2014 (more even).
Power Up Your Brain by David Perlmutter, Alberto Villoldo – I’m not really feeling this book. Maybe it will pick up.