Looking back: and a tale of 6 things I learned in 2016

Looking back: and a tale of 6 things I learned in 2016

Dear 2016,

What a ride you have taken me on.  

I am still upset with you for the outcome of the US election -- you pulled a fast one there.  You also did a lousy job internationally:  refugees, random terrorist attacks, Syria.   

But you taught me a few things, too, big and small, practical and theoretical.  So I will forgive you. 

Here's what I learned:

Marrakesh, Morocco: and a tale of what I am reading, watching and listening to

Ah Summer.  Days are longer and there just seems like there's more time to stuff other good stuff in. Don't let Fall take that away!  I thought I'd share with you what I've been reading, watching and listening to.  


I'm a passionate reader (and was a literature major in school).  Here are a few books I've found worthwhile: 

Entertaining and eye opening:

Interesting human experiments:

Useful and life-enhancing:


I'm an obsessive podcast listener.  Here are some of my current favorites:

Great storytelling: Strangers

Always absorbing: Love and Radio

Candid and addictive: Start Up Podcast

Good for you (and potentially life changing): The Model Health Show


Made me really think:

Made me cry: