This week, I breathed the California air. (And had a lovely, inspiring time at Catalyst West.) I finished some books, including My Life in France, which I loved. Chronicling the Julia Child early years, it made me obsessed with her, and I now want to get every book I can find about Julia Child’s life. Fun fact: She spent 10 years writing her first book, and was nearly 50 when it first came out. The picture? Me, at a museum in Sao Paolo. Old, but good. I still wear those shoes.
“I have a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.” (Vincent van Gogh)
Here are some other things I saw, read and coveted.
- Why I Don’t Want to “Crash at Your Place” While Traveling is a great piece by @chrisbrogan giving every good reason I’ve ever come up with for why anonymous hotels work better for business travelers. I agree. Times ten million.
- This piece – Do shortcuts exist to becoming an expert? – was a good wrap-up of what some digital influencers think about the (long) road to expert-hood.
- I need to buy a fitbit. Stat. Do you own one? Do you recommend it?
- I loved reading about how to beat the anxiety of *online* reading. The anxiety being the need to read more, more, more, more more.
Did I miss any good reads this week? Leave a comment below and I’ll go find ’em!