Stuff I read this week that I found fascinating… in no particular order.
Rough Book by Sai Krishnakorivi – “Just before the start of a new school year, my father used to pull out all the class work and home work notebooks I used in the previous year and tear out all the left over pages from them.” Krishnakorivi dispenses solid advice on note taking, notebooks and life.
Thieves Rappelled Into a London Warehouse in Rare Book Heist by Swapna Krishna – A $2.5 million burglary. These thieves do not bluff.
This Luxury Hotel Is Sick of Ransomware Attacks, So It’s Going Analog by Daniel Oberhaus – I wonder how many people ended up breaking down their hotel room doors.
How To Read A Recipe by Alton Brown – “1. Sit Down: That’s right … sit down at the kitchen table and simply read the recipe all the way through. Don’t make notes, don’t make lists, just read.” The venerable Mr. Brown provides the step-by-step critical process that will reduce or eliminate your mistakes in the kitchen.
The Hidden History Of The Laundry Chute by Sarah Minor – “Stains, smells, secrets, thieves, dead bodies, and even a radioactive towel have all found their way down one.” Radioactive towel?!?
The Age Of Unjustifiable Consumerism by Don Peterson – I bought the iPhone 7 because I needed to upgrade. it’s probably the last iPhone I buy if Apple continues on its current path. And as for AirPods… Apple can shove those where the sun don’t shine.
During the internment, Japanese American teens created this heartbreaking scrapbook about camp life by Stephanie Buck – “Masako was curled in a cozy ball listening to the radio when the news bulletin aired. The U.S. government would be forcing Japanese Americans from their homes. Soon, her friends in Los Angeles began to disappear.” Those who do not learn from history are…
The Harlem Globetrotters were often victims of racism off the court and behind the scenes by Sharon Brown – “While the Globetrotters were treated as second-class citizens at home, overseas, they were treated like royalty.” An excellent piece written by a Memphis writer. Highly recommended.