Weekly Recap

Weekly Recap #12

A Man I’m Learning About – Edward Burnays, the 20th Century Machiavelli. Edward Burnays is the man who invented modern public relations. Few people have had a larger impact on society in their lifetimes, but I bet you’ve never heard of him. In fact, Burnays and his PR firm had a hand in everything from popularizing … Continue reading Weekly Recap #12

Weekly Recap #11

Progress on a Historical Mystery that I’m Paying Attention To – Decoding the Mysterious Quipus of the Inca. This one is going to have a lot of pictures from my trip to the Andes in 2016. There are few civilizations born on our earth as interesting and particular as the Inca. Their emergence as a unified political … Continue reading Weekly Recap #11

Weekly Recap #10

Excerpt That Obsessed Me – by Anthony Bourdain. “I wanted adventures. I wanted to go up the Nung river to the heart of darkness in Cambodia. I wanted to ride out into a desert on camelback, sand and dunes in every direction, eat whole roasted lamb with my fingers. I wanted to kick snow off my boots … Continue reading Weekly Recap #10

Weekly Recap #9

Live Album I’ve had on Repeat – Jimi Hendrix, Live at N.Y. Cafe au Go GO. There’s a lot of music that’s gone by the wayside. Too slow, too simple, too weird, too old. Better musical ideas have come since. We’ve grown out of that. But I think some musicians and their music will be with … Continue reading Weekly Recap #9

Weekly Recap #8

Conflict I’ve been learning about – Azerbaijan vs Armenia. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been hearing more and more about the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, and I figured that I had a responsibility to learn about it. After digging for a bit, I quickly became overwhelmed. This part of the world has been the battleground of … Continue reading Weekly Recap #8

Weekly Recap #7

Technological Development I’ve been Following – Starlink Sattelite Internet Test. For those who don’t know, Starlink is a project being developed by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company. The goal of the endeavour is to grid the planet with thousands of orbiting satellites, which together, can provide very fast internet to any location on the globe (except Antarctica). … Continue reading Weekly Recap #7

Weekly Recap, #6

Ancient Artifact I Learned About This Week – The Phaistos Disc. I was surprised to learn about this artifact (a picture is below). It was found on the island of Crete, where the Minoan civilization flourished. The Minoans are often thought of as the ancestors of the Ancient Greeks, and are perhaps most famous for the story … Continue reading Weekly Recap, #6

Weekly Recap #5

The Broadway Musical Missing From Your Life – Hamilton, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Let me just start by saying that I didn’t want to watch this. It was forced down my throat, and now I’m here to tell you that you have to watch it! I am aware that generally speaking, only annoying people tell … Continue reading Weekly Recap #5

Weekly Recap #4

Amazing Video – Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder, by Mark Rober.  There is over engineering, and then there is Mark Rober.  I’m new to his channel, but if I understand correctly, he worked for NASA for about a decade on the Mars Curiosity Rover, and today makes a living off his incredible Youtube … Continue reading Weekly Recap #4

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