I’m on my way now to the mountains- a quiet mountain town is having a huge festival and I’m going to check it out. The lodge nearby is very rural, with hammocks and a great view. The weekend should be a great opportunity to reflect a bit. (see you on the other side!)
Two books I recently finished have left an impression.
Firstly “Chasing Che” by Patrick Symmes follows his motorcycle journey as don Patricio follows Ernesto’s route through the course of South America. He describes his experiences and attempts to visit the same places that el Che did nearly 50 years ago. Things have changed, and he comments on a lot of the situation there. (hint: avoid Lima, Peru). Reading it has rekindled my sense of adventure. A motorcycle will be the first purchase of this summer in Costa Rica.
Secondly, Blink by Malcolm Gladwell: Gladwell is an author that has had a profound effect on me. The author of The Tipping Point and Outliers has a solid view of the world, and an insatiable intellectual curiosity. He experiments with people, and the profound effects of little-things-you-never-knew-existed. This one’s about the first impression and how it uses us without our conscience knowledge. Very applicable lessons, and also a quick read. Highly recommended.
My intellectual pursuits continue in new and varied ways..