Jan 18, 2020
It’s happened before. Is that supposed to make it easier?
I’m reading the book The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels, a major theme of which is that our country has been through dark periods before, and we have triumphed. But if the dark impulses return over and over again, have we triumphed?
Jan 8, 2020
Three years since I quit Facebook
In January 2017, I decided I’d had enough of Facebook. I closed my account, and less than a year later, ditched Instagram, too. Here’s what I think about it now.
Dec 29, 2019
Organizing my reading list by year
Earlier this year, I wrote a post about how to build a simple book list in Jekyll. In this post, I share how to expand the build to organize posts by year and automatically count the number of books for each year.
Dec 19, 2019
The 10 best books I read in 2019
This year, I started keeping track of my reading list. In this post, I review my 10 favorite books I read this year and comment on why they stood out.
May 11, 2019
Creating a book list
My site now includes a list of books I’ve completed or am currently reading. This post covers how I built it with Jekyll’s data files.