📚 I read some books in December:

  • The Nova Incident by Dan Moren
  • Wiseguy by Nicholas Pileggi
  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • How to Change by Katy Milkman
  • To Have and Have Not by Ernest Hemingway
  • Wintering by Katherine May
  • For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
  • Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
  • In God We Trust by Jean Shepherd
  • Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren
  • Keep Going by Austin Kleon
  • Recursion by Blake Crouch
  • What If? by Randall Munroe
  • Focus by Daniel Goleman

Well, all three members of my family ran personal bests at Across The Years again this year (Rob 127 miles/24 hours, Melissa 142 miles/48 hours, Will 51 miles/24 hours). Since I ran 24 instead of 48 hours this year our family total was less than last year (by about 7 miles).

📚 I read some books in November:

  • Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • Today We Die a Little! by Richard Askwith
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  • What We Owe the Future by William MacAskill
  • Discipline Is Destiny by Ryan Holiday
  • The Nova Incident by Dan Moren
  • How Not to Die by Michael Greger, M.D., FACLM & Gene Stone
  • The Running Man by Stephen King
  • 24/6 by Tiffany Shlain
  • Breath by James Nestor
  • The Caledonian Gambit by Dan Moren
  • The Bayern Agenda by Dan Moren
  • The Aleph Extraction by Dan Moren
  • Money by Jacob Goldstein
  • Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff by Matt Paxton & Jordan Michael Smith

📚 I read some books in October:

  • America: The Farewell Tour by Chris Hedges
  • The End Is Always Near by Dan Carlin
  • Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace
  • Doctor Zhivago by Borìs Pasternàk
  • Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
  • All Quiet on The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque
  • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

I read some books in September:

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
  • The Fate of Rome by Kyle Harper
  • Moonraker by Ian Fleming
  • Hero of Two Worlds by Mike Duncan
  • Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
  • Breath by James Nestor
  • Range by David Epstein
  • Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
  • How to Relax by Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis
  • Fair Play by Eve Rodsky

I understand this sounds a little bonkers to most people, but a road marathon is a short, fast race for me. Thanks to training with my son this summer I felt I had enough speed work under my belt to give it a go for the first time in 7 years, just for shits and giggles. It went well.

Whoa, we’re half way there (1:28)
Whoa, living on a prayer (2:58)
3rd place

2022. They fixed the battery life. They fixed the lack of hardware buttons. They even started making sport loops and solo loops for skinny people. Finally, a watch for athletes… with an oversized crown that digs so far into my bony wrist I can barely even spin it. Ugh.

In the last six weeks I’ve read five different books written by British authors who used the word corn to mean grain. I’m 43 years old and I had no idea, but apparently this is a thing.

I read some books in August:

  • Cues by Vanessa Van Edwards
  • The Teenage Brain by Frances E. Jensen & Amy Ellis Nutt
  • The Perfect Mile by Neal Bascomb
  • How to Focus by Thích Nhất Hạnh & Jason DeAntonis
  • Courage Is Calling by Ryan Holiday
  • Rubicon by Tom Holland
  • I, Claudius by Robert Graves
  • The Power of Fun by Catherine Price
  • Claudius the God by Robert Graves
  • How to Hide an Empire by Daniel Immerwahr
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

I read 9 books in July:

  • Earth Awakens by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
  • Real Artists Don't Starve by Jeff Goins
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
  • SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • The Power of Showing Up by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

I read 13 books in June (65 so far this year!):

  • Juliet, Naked by Nick Hornby
  • The Attention Merchants by Tim Wu
  • A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card
  • The Four by Scott Galloway
  • The Algebra of Happiness by Scott Galloway
  • Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • Bigger than tiny, smaller than average by Sheri Koones
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics by Dan Harris, Jeffrey Warren & Carlye Adler
  • Ultramarathon Man by Dean Karnazes
  • Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life by Nir Eyal
  • Earth Afire by Orson Scott Card & Aaron Johnston
  • How to Break Up with Your Phone by Catherine Price

I read 11 books in May:

  • Alone Together by Sherry Turkle
  • Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari
  • Will by Will Smith & Mark Manson
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle
  • Why Social Media is Ruining Your Life by Katherine Ormerod
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas J. Stanley
  • Children of the Fleet by Orson Scott Card
  • A Runner’s High by Dean Karnazes
  • Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

11 books in January

  • The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman
  • Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
  • You Can Buy Happiness (and It’s Cheap) by Tammy Strobel
  • The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan
  • The 100 Thing Challenge by Dave Bruno
  • Money by Jacob Goldstein
  • Playing with FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) by Scott Rieckens
  • Meet the Frugalwoods by Elizabeth Willard Thames
  • The Minimalist Home by Joshua Becker
  • Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
  • Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

7 in February

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • 81 Days Below Zero by Brian Murphy
  • Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
  • The Paradox of Choice by Barry Schwartz
  • Family Happiness by Leo Tolstoy
  • How to Argue With a Racist by Adam Rutherford
  • How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur

8 in March

  • Irresistible by Adam Alter
  • Finding Everett Ruess by David Roberts
  • The Body by Stephen King
  • LaserWriter II by Tamara Shopsin
  • Blitzed by Norman Ohler
  • The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
  • Island by Aldous Huxley
  • Gangsters of Capitalism by Jonathan M. Katz

I read 16 books in April, a new personal record!

  • Spies, Lies, and Algorithms by Amy B. Zegart
  • Thirst by Heather Anderson
  • The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson
  • Mud, Rocks, Blazes by Heather Anderson
  • Wild by Cheryl Strayed
  • Becoming Odyssa by Jennifer Pharr Davis
  • Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
  • Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier
  • The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
  • The Simple Path to Wealth: Your road map to financial independence and a rich, free life by J. L. Collins
  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford
  • Things That Matter by Joshua Becker
  • System Error by Rob Reich, Mehran Sahami & Jeremy M. Weinstein
  • Stolen Focus by Johann Hari
  • Soulful Simplicity by Courtney Carver
  • Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Well, of all Republicans or Democrats who have ever run for president more people have voted against Trump than anyone else.

Donald J. Trump 151867887
Barack H. Obama 121799869
George W. Bush 112907015
George Bush 105668075
William J. Clinton 104747765
Richard M. Nixon 104049470
Jimmy Carter 89690560
Ronald Reagan 79701798
Franklin D. Roosevelt 76752907
Joseph R. Biden 75028323
Hillary R. Clinton 69654971
John S. McCain 69456897
Adlai Stevenson 69359966
Harry F. Byrd 68334742
W. Mitt Romney 66722003
John F. Kerry 62039073
Walter F. Mondale 54455000
Robert Dole 53675997
Albert Gore, Jr. 53339017
Dwight D. Eisenhower 53053757
Thomas E. Dewey 52034548
Michael S. Dukakis 47946000
George McGovern 46740323
Barry M. Goldwater 42825463
Hubert H. Humphrey 41616943
Gerald R. Ford 40825839
Herbert C. Hoover 37838300
John F. Kennedy 34223894
Alfred M. Landon 27751597
Wendell L. Willkie 27244160
Lyndon B. Johnson 27146969
Harry S. Truman 24295519
Alfred E. Smith 21391381
John W. Davis 20547872
William H. Taft 17723316
Woodrow Wilson 17628014
James M. Cox 17071999
Grover Cleveland 16495271
Calvin Coolidge 13209359
William McKinley 12861058
Benjamin Harrison 12124556
Warren G. Harding 10067152
Charles E. Hughes 9714719
Thomas A. Hendricks 9265382
David Davis 9265382
Charles J. Jenkins 9265382
B. Gratz Brown 9265382
Ulysses S. Grant 8371499
Alton B. Parker 8026381
William J. Bryan 7678908
Horace Greeley 6431257
Theodore Roosevelt 5480806
James G. Blaine 4874986
Winfield S. Hancock 4762994
James A. Garfield 4753530
Abraham Lincoln 4628809
Rutherford B. Hayes 4300590
Samuel J. Tilden 4036298
John C. Breckinridge 3842071
Stephen A. Douglas 3307311
Horatio Seymour 3012833
John C. Fremont 2711169
James Buchanan 2214264
George B. McClellan 2213665
Martin Van Buren 2197975
Lewis Cass 1651600
Franklin Pierce 1541790
James K. Polk 1299062
Andrew Jackson 1139304