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May, 2021

Priorities / May 31, 2021

Being laser-focused is a privilege reserved for people who have no real distractions in their life - or those that do, and have sociopathically chosen to ignore them. “You could be a millionaire by the time you’re thirty,” my co-founder told me, fifteen or so years ago, as we walked out ...

Vaccinated / May 14, 2021

I’m fully-vaccinated today: I got my second Pfizer jab two weeks ago. According to new guidance from the CDC, I can go without a mask in most situations. The official CDC page is really clear, and reporting has been generally good. I feel safe - but like many people, I ...

Disrespect for the hustle / May 11, 2021

My favorite working environments have all been like liberal arts colleges: spaces where people were trying to do their best work, often quietly, with a great deal of introspection. Here, people asked questions about how they could do meaningful work that uplifted and empowered communities. The worst - multiple startups - ...

Press Freedom Day / May 4, 2021

Yesterday was World Press Freedom Day. I’d planned to publish this post then, but my mother was in the in ER. (She's out now; the rollercoaster continues.) A functional, free press is a vital part of the foundation of democracy, right alongside free and open elections. It's impossible to have an ...

Reading, watching, playing, using: April, 2021 / May 1, 2021

This is my monthly roundup of the media I consumed and found interesting. Here's my list for April, 2021. Books Captain America Vol. 1: Winter In America, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. To be honest, I was expecting more. Ta-Nehisi Coates is such a brilliant writer, but this volume felt minimalist to the point ...

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