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Write without fear. Edit without mercy.
Write without fear. Edit without mercy.
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“Mountains in the morning”

Each morning I summit mountains, mountains that never stop.

They build up all around me and pile up overtop.

The mountains have their beauty, peaks that seem to fly.

But you can’t let a mountains beauty distract you when you’re on a mission to reach the sky.

Mountains in the morning, beneath the shadow of a half-raised American flag.

Mountains in the morning, the best start to each day I’ve ever had.

Mountains in the morning, an audacious precipice so sheer.

Mountains in the morning, blue sky so crystal clear.

Mountains in the morning, a place where I used to run and hide.

Mountains in the morning, imagining the view from the other side.

Mountains in the morning, how I love to drift away.

Mountains in the morning, I think I will again today.

Notebook, headphones and cell phone.
Notebook, headphones and cell phone.
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Episode date: April 21st, 2021 | Guest: Walter Isaacson

Description: “Walter Isaacson is an American author, journalist, and professor. Walter joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his work as a biographer, that it’s important to remember that all people are human, and how much more inspiring they are when you realize that. Walter explains the three great innovation revolutions of modern times, how transformative Jennifer Doudna’s gene editing work is, and how she used her knowledge of CRISPR to help with the fight against covid. Dax and Walter discuss the dilemma of editing out certain negative traits and the effects it can have on shaping a person and the importance of trying to maximize the Utopia of gene editing while minimizing the many unforeseen issues that will arise.”

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Recording room with record posters on the wall.
Recording room with record posters on the wall.
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Artist: Iggy Pop | Album: Lust for life

Mental Health Matters.
Mental Health Matters.
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Author: Dana Smith | Publication: MIT Technology Review

“Life under covid has messed with our brains. Luckily, they were designed to bounce back.”

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Dry eraser board team meeting with a diagram.
Dry eraser board team meeting with a diagram.
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“Nothing costs us more”

“How could doing nothing ever really cost us more? “

There’s always an increases in prices when supply is feeling poor.”

“That may be the case, but still we should explore. How would you retort to the argument that that’s what faith and trust in a credit based system is for?”

That I do attest for sure, however we must return to the issue of whether or not nothing can ever actually cost us more?”

“How could nothing cost us something? — This thought I abhor.”

Investment is an opportunity and the value of its removal costs…

Navesink river, New Jersey
Navesink river, New Jersey
Navesink River, New Jersey

I’ve never liked waiting until new years to make resolutions to improve, September and the return of the Fall season always seemed like a more appropriate time for self-renewal. As I reflect on this past year, all that has occurred, all that has changed, all that stayed the same, I realize that continuous growth is the purpose of life and that the goals we set are important for us to monitor our own progress as we strive to achieve success in the things that we value. …

Blank notepad wit a pencil on top.
Blank notepad wit a pencil on top.
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“The week I assembled the world’s most complicated IKEA desk table.”

The blustery winds that bellowed, like beckoning calls from a wild maelstrom. I stared at the instructions wondering how long this would take to get done.

The instructions labeled on the box were ostentatious, they said that the requisite supply parts would all be contained inside. I ripped open the cardboard covering and found that the instructions on the box had lied!

I laid out all of the constituent pieces- astonished at what I found, some of the parts were broken, others remained unfound; I improvised with my pocket…

iPhone with headphones on a wooden table.
iPhone with headphones on a wooden table.
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Episode #129:Andrew Sullivan on Braving New Intellectual Journeys

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Why are so few intellectuals comfortable with life out on a limb?

“Upon learning he was HIV positive in 1993, Andrew Sullivan began writing more than he ever had before. Believing that he didn’t have long to live, he wanted to leave behind a book detailing his best argument for refocusing the gay rights movement on marriage equality and military service. Three decades later and Sullivan has not only lived to see the book published, but also seen the ideas in it gain legal and cultural acceptance. …

Vinyl Record.
Vinyl Record.
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Artist: The Scoundrels | Album: Music from the Arch.


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