Recommended reading

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Still recovering from overeating on Thursday? Here’s a smattering of blog posts I read and liked this week, to help your digestion along.

Mark Evanier faces a moral conflict: should he (a leftie) extend to the incoming President and his administration the same courtesy and cooperation the other side (the righties) denied his side all through the last eight years? Read Turnabout

Online, we can get trapped in a bubble of people who like us and the way we think. Michael Lopp challenges us to seek critical feedback and think critically about it. Read The Likeability Feedback Loop

When he was in college, Joseph Dennis was very concerned with looking cool. Yet he found the decidedly uncool Checker Marathon — the quintessential 1970s taxi — to be oddly compelling. He photographed one rolling down the street not long ago and wrote about it for Curbside Classic. Read In-Motion Classic: 1970 (Or So) Checker Marathon – Vintage Threads

The antidote, Jennifer Bowman argues, to our tendency to fit facts to our worldview is to keep reading from sources that disagree with that worldview. It is the best way to check our biases. Read A collection of goose feathers: the antidote to bullshit

Bonus: Jennifer Bowman’s post mentions a bookstore — one that I’ve photographed!

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4 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. jacullman Avatar

    Always wanted to own one of those checkers. Miss Bivens, whose home based nursery school I attended with five little kids, picked us up every morning in a Checker . She sat in front next to the driver. We all wanted to sit on the jump seats.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      When I was a kid growing up in South Bend, the nuns who lived on what’s now Erskine Manor Hill drove around in a Checker. Gray, or maybe tan. I’ll always associate them with nuns!

  2. jacullman Avatar

    Love your photos from Ireland. I recall it being one of the most photogenic places I have ever visited. Hope you don’t mind if I share this link to a very old post with a couple of pictures from my trip. You have inspired me to pull out the negatives – there were a million – one better than the next. Would love to go back.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      It was nice to read that story again … I remember it from when you posted it originally. I hope you’ll scan your negs and tell more stories!

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