I mean, I have these “gift links” and all… why not use them?
Henrik Karlsson’s memory of the final days of his grandmother’s life is not only touching but a great example of the power of small details in writing: https://escapingflatland.substack.com/p/death
Hey Bill, I like this expanded version of “7 other things”. Could become the regular Friday format ??
Foreign airlines could not treat me any worse than Delta did. Particular, taking into account their bankruptcy, which lost all stock value.
Love your newsletter, this is my first comment. Agree that ads targeting unhealthy food for kids is an issue but the video you shared is a message to eat healthy. You have to watch it to the end. The kid in the video that doesn't eat well gets sick... :) And ends with the other kid eating an apple and being happy and healthy.
Too bad Harvard only studied men. Makes the statics a bit skewed.
Todays article was filled with such important subjects that touch my heart. I am in a state of grief over the pending loss of President Carter. He was an extraordinary brilliant and caring individual who gave so much to our world and helped so many people. God bless his soul. May we learn from his actions.
Bruce Willis’s family are very courageous to inform us that their beloved father has frontal lobe dementia. Most families would keep it a secret but by sharing this devastating news they are normalizing this terrible illness for the thousands of other families that are going through it. My mom passed away from dementia. They have an unknown road ahead. I pray he is only surrounded by people who love him and protect him.
Exponential View by Azeem Azhar on Substack, a great rabbit hole worth exploring
Have a great weekend ✌️
I like this format, Bill. Seems like a fun Friday read.
Especially liked the story of Stone Maidens - who would have thought a daughter's TikTok video could propel a 12 year old thriller to #1! Lotta love there.
Happy Friday 💚
I enjoy your articles. I remember you mentioning how you quit your job after a single day at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. That would make an interesting follow-up story. The first week on a new job is the worst. Especially if there is not a proper introduction process, who is your mentor or how to find things and show you the robes. When I stopped by other cube mates, they all said "it is sink or swim." I actually thought it was part of the initiation. If I could take all the tests, training and hurdles then I pass the probation period. How do other companies do it? What are some of the worst and best first day on the job stories. Has anyone watched "the Recruit?" Just like that with the mean and bored co-workers who set him up. Best line " use your personal credit card and the CIA will reimburse you". I can imagine how much a last minute airfare to Bruit costs, no Visa required? I know, it is TV.
PS- Sorry about the airline tickets, Jet Blue did the same thing to me after COVID. They would not even apply it towards baggage or seat selection. I told the person on the phone, no wonder your stock is at $8 a share, it is only a matter of time before you get gobbled up by a REAL Airline. I do not wish bad things, that would not be good karma.
I’m a little late in sharing this. Hope a couple of folks get a chance to read it as it is a beautiful story of hope and love.
I’ve had this CNN Newsletter in my “Suspense” file thinking I’d eventually run into some time to give it the attention it deserved. The story that really caught my eye was the one about the vast archeological finds in Amsterdam. Now, if I can only pass on a link or something so it can be enjoyed by others too.
Thanks Bill. This gave me the gift of being able to read about the presidential giant, James Earl Carter, III. What a man, and yet now we seem more than happy to settle for the loud, uneducated and arrogant running for office.