David Dixon

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2019-02-18: πŸ“š Wuthering Heights by Emily BrontΓ« β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Emily is my least favorite BrontΓ« sister, but the Kindle …

2019-02-15: πŸ“š literally show me a healthy person by Darcie Wilder β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… This is essentially a structred 97 page …

2019-02-13: πŸ“š The Blondes by Emily Schultz β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† The premise of the novel is kind of weird and implausible and …

2019-02-11: Pink Camellia

2019-02-05: πŸ“š Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Always weird to read an author’s works in the reverse …

2019-02-04: Pollinating

2019-02-02: Not many of the camellias survived the brief cold snap

2019-02-01: Dead Flower on the Ground

2019-02-01: Running Log: January 2019 January: 221.3 miles 2019: 221.3 miles I ran 2,436.8 miles in 2018 according to Strava. I hope to …

2019-02-01: πŸ“š Educated by Tara Westover β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… As good a memoir as everyone says it is.

2019-01-31: πŸ“š Stardust by Neil Gaiman β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† I’ve read and enjoyed many novels by Gaiman, but this …

2019-01-29: Leaf’s Edge

2019-01-25: πŸ“š Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… An updated version appeared on my …

2019-01-25: πŸ”— We Are Not Worthy, Naomi Osaka The overwhelming affection for Osaka among the tennis-viewing …

2019-01-24: 🎡 Better Oblivion Community Center I don’t think Phoebe Bridgers has made a bad song in her …

2019-01-23: I haven’t deleted my Twitter account, but I did delete Twitterrific from my phone again.

2019-01-22: πŸ“š Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL by Jeff Pearlman β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Spring …

2019-01-18: πŸ”— What Driving Can Teach Us About Living There are stretches where the road briefly straightens so …

2019-01-16: πŸ“š Circe by Madeline Miller β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Kind of disappointed in the first half of this book given the rave …

2019-01-15: πŸ”— The Suffocation of Democracy If the US has someone whom historians will look back on as the …

2019-01-15: πŸ”— Andy Murray Deserves a Better Farewell I always thought including Andy Murray as part of a …

2019-01-14: πŸ”— The Real Cost of Cheap Groceries Americans now spend less than 10% of their disposable income on …

2019-01-13: πŸ“š The Incendiaries by R. O. Kwon β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† A short well-written novel with an interesting plot, but the …

2019-01-12: πŸ”— Hockey players have big butts, and they cannot lie I don’t have the butt or thighs of a …

2019-01-12: πŸ”—James Harden Is the Outlier of the NBA The league’s reigning most valuable player has elevated his …

2019-01-11: πŸ”— Is Sunscreen the New Margarine? The sun is a great thing, don’t be afraid of it.

2019-01-10: πŸ“š Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… The second time I’ve read this. Starts slow, but …

2019-01-09: I went for an easy 8 mile run this morning after doing a series of 200m sprints yesterday afternoon. …

2019-01-08: πŸ”— β€˜It’s Just Too Much’: A Florida Town Grapples With a Shutdown After a Hurricane β€œI voted for him, …

2019-01-07: Nice and warm during today’s run at the park.

2019-01-07: πŸ“š Tell the Machine Goodnight by Katie Williams β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Technology can make people happier, but …

2019-01-06: Ran 51.8 miles this week and 43.2 miles so far in January (it’s great when a year ends on a …

2019-01-05: The first long run of the year, just over 14 miles. I ran without my phone and without podcasts or …

2019-01-05: πŸ”— How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation. Very few people write about millennials as well as …

2019-01-04: πŸ“š The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America by Sarah Kendzior β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† This …

2019-01-03: I did my first proper workout run of 2019. Not quite as fast as I wanted, but not bad considering …

2019-01-01: Started 2019 out with a nice >7 mile afternoon run through town. Unseasonably warm and humid.

2018-12-31: Ran 2,436.8 miles across 361 hours and 13 minutes in 2018. I’d like to try to hit 3,000 miles …

2018-12-31: πŸ“š When Will There Be Good News? by Kate Atkinson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Like the other books in this series, …

2018-12-30: πŸ“š The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Kind of on a Greek mythology kick now, I guess. Had …

2018-12-26: πŸ”— Fighting Rent-to-Own Racism This Christmas While walking me through the season specials, a sales …

2018-12-25: πŸ“š The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Emily Wilson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Admittedly, I only skimmed the ~100 page …

2018-12-25: πŸ“š Good Behavior by Blake Crouch β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† I enjoyed the television series so I decided to read the …

2018-12-25: πŸ“š St. Paul: The Apostle We Love to Hate by Karen Armstrong β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† A short biography of Paul I only …

2018-12-17: πŸ“š Elevation by Stephen King β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† A Stephen King novel short enough to finish reading in one night.

2018-12-15: πŸ“š The Dark Heart: A True Story of Greed, Murder, and an Unlikely Investigator by Joakim Palmkvist …

2018-12-15: πŸ”— How Brian Kemp turned warning of election system vulnerability against Democrats Brian Kemp, the …

2018-12-14: πŸ”— Meet Alexa: inside the mind of a digital native What a nightmare.

2018-12-14: πŸ“š One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Lots of characters involved in lots of crime, but Atkinson …

2018-12-12: πŸ”— My Not-Top-Ten Television List: The Best TV Shows of 2018 Emily Nussbaum really doesn’t like …

2018-12-12: πŸ”— The athletes starving themselves for success I’m far from an elite athlete, but the most …

2018-12-07: πŸ“š Dark Places by Gillian Flynn β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

2018-12-06: πŸ”— Why this progressive Texan can’t get excited about Beto O’Rourke Elizabeth Bruenig: For some …

2018-12-04: πŸ“š Stray: Memoir of a Runaway by Tanya Marquardt β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† I’m not sure you can really call this a …

2018-12-01: Run Log: November 2018 November: 189.6 miles 2018: 2245.7 miles The month started out well, running 60 miles during the …

2018-12-01: πŸ“š Finished reading: The White Album by Joan Didion β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

2018-12-01: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Outsider by Stephen King β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

2018-11-24: πŸ“š Finished reading: Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Another book from the Kindle Unlimited …

2018-11-24: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic by …

2018-11-19: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

2018-11-18: πŸ“š Finished reading: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

2018-11-12: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† A more …

2018-11-11: πŸ“š Finished reading: Slouching Towards Bethlehem by Joan Didion β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† The new Kindle Paperwhite comes …

2018-11-08: πŸ“š Finished reading: Great House by Nicole Krauss β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

2018-11-01: πŸ“š Finished reading: Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David …

2018-11-01: Run Log: October 2018 October: 224.1 miles 2018: 2056.1 miles Happy to have crossed my sort-of goal of 2000 miles for the …

2018-10-30: The new iPad Pro looks great, pretty tempting. I’m glad Apple finally did something with the …

2018-10-29: πŸ“š Finished reading: Swing Time by Zadie Smith β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† The first novel by Zadie Smight that I’ve …

2018-10-29: πŸ”— Trump’s Caravan Hysteria Led to This Ordinarily, a politician cannot be held responsible for the …

2018-10-25: πŸ“š Finished reading: Paul: A Biography by N. T. Wright β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

2018-10-17: Baby Damselfly

2018-10-17: πŸ”— Registration is a voter-suppression tool. Let’s finally end it. There’s no good reason any …

2018-10-16: πŸ“š Finished reading: Lethal White by J.K. Rowling β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… The Cormoran Strike series might be better …

2018-10-09:

2018-10-08: πŸ”— Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father Most people know Donald …

2018-10-07: As sharp a photo of this tiny spider I could manage.

2018-10-06: I’m trying to post more often, but can’t really think of anything, so here’s the …

2018-10-05: πŸ”— Kavanaugh is one more step in America’s cycle of self-destruction: The dysfunction is …

2018-10-04: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Bird Eater by Ania Ahlborn β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† Amazon tells me I bought this book in 2014 …

2018-10-03: πŸ“š Finished reading: Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… …

2018-10-02: πŸ”— The Republican Party Abandons Conservatism: The GOP threw frugality and fiscal responsibility …

2018-10-01: Run Log: September 2018 September: 185.5 miles 2018: 1832 miles This was another month of horrible heat and humidity and I …

2018-09-28: πŸ”— Biased News Media or Biased Readers? An Experiment on Trust: The bias consumers bring with them …

2018-09-25: πŸ“š Finished reading: Outline by Rachel Cusk β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† I only picked this up from the library because …

2018-09-21: πŸ”— Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong The hyperbolic headline aside, this is a great article …

2018-09-19: πŸ”— What do we owe her now? Twelve years ago, Amber Wyatt reported her rape. Few believed her. Her …

2018-09-19: πŸ“š Finished reading: Florida by Lauren Groff β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… Florida’s a weird place, these short stories …

2018-09-15: πŸ”— Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.: Today, 41.7 million …

2018-09-11: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

2018-09-10: I’ve been taking care of a friend’s bulldog for a couple months now. He’s great, …

2018-09-07: Giving Apple Music another try (due to Verizon’s 6 month trial promo), and man, does uploading …

2018-09-05: πŸ”— Nike Is The Capitalist God Of Destruction There’s a reason you probably stopped for a second when …

2018-09-05: Another macro shot of a flower

2018-09-03: πŸ“š Finished reading: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Re-read this …

2018-09-02: If I do start getting into using a camera for photography again, I think a new macro lens might be …

2018-09-01: Macro lenses are interesting

2018-09-01: Run Log: August 2018 August: 204.5 miles 2018: 1652.0 miles The heat and humidity from July continued into August and …

2018-08-31: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Accidental by Ali Smith β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† Parts of this book were great, other parts …

2018-08-22: πŸ“š Finished reading: Endure: Mind, Body, and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by …

2018-08-19: I learned today that you can use an old Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate key to upgrade Win10 Home to Pro, so …

2018-08-19: πŸ”— How Trump Radicalized ICE It’s one thing for a city to require cops to issue a minimum number of …

2018-08-18: πŸ“š Finished reading: Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Pankaj Mishra β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

2018-08-18: Sometimes I’ll go for a nice long run without my phone or music and it feels nice.

2018-08-15: πŸ“š Finished reading: Arcadia by Lauren Groff β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

2018-08-14: I like everything about this LG Gram notebook and most things about Windows 10, but how is BitLocker …

2018-08-14: That many Republicans share similar views with the man they most recently nominated for the …

2018-08-12: Took an old Sony NEX-5N camera and a macro lens out of a drawer for the first time in years. Still …

2018-08-10: I’m pretty impressed with how little bloatware this new 13” LG Gram notebook I purchased …

2018-08-07: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† My second …

2018-08-07: It’s nice to see that Instapaper may be getting some active attention again. I switched to …

2018-08-01: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† Sometimes …

2018-08-01: Run Log: July 2018 I ran 185.6 miles in July, for a total of 1441.8 so far in 2018. July was a tough month to run in, …

2018-07-24: What It Means When Spotify Has Nothing to β€œRecommend” But Drake πŸ”— I’ve been annoyed with …

2018-07-24: πŸ“š Finished reading: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

2018-07-24: It’s not quite as nice as the $400- but-also-nearly-three-year-old iPad mini 4, but I bought …

2018-07-23: Got in my first dumb argument on micro.blog, so I guess it can be just like Twitter. At least I …

2018-07-21: Nike Says Its $250 Running Shoes Will Make You Run Much Faster. What if That’s Actually True? πŸ”— …

2018-07-14: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†

2018-07-12: πŸ“š Finished reading: How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization by Franklin …

2018-07-08: MyFitnessPal having outdated/incorrect information for so many foods and the iPhone app’s inability …

2018-07-06: πŸ“š Finished reading: The Leavers by Lisa Ko β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

2018-07-06: πŸ“š Finished reading: Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock and Roll in New York City 2001-2011 by …

2018-07-05: Why Tyrants Dehumanize the Powerless πŸ”— β€œInfest” is not a word customarily used in reference to …

2018-07-04: In Denmark, Harsh New Laws for Immigrant β€˜Ghettos’ πŸ”— Some are punitive: One measure under …

2018-07-03: Gwen Jorgensen Wants To Be The Best In The World. Again. πŸ”— Endurance athletes, triathletes and …

2018-07-02: How private equity firms make money offering loans to cash-strapped Americans πŸ”— Mass-mailing checks …

2018-07-01: Run Log: First Six Months of 2018 I ran 1,256.2 miles during the first half of this year, averaging just over 209 miles a month. In …