A Snapshot of My Inputs

Here is an incomplete list of writers and thinkers I read, admire, or find most interesting. [Last updated: June 2020]

Those I owe an eternal debt of gratitude

Those I find myself coming back to again and again

Individual essays

Those who publish books

Those who Tweet

Twitter is the best social media by a mile. There is a community around any interest you could concieve of having an ongoing conversation on things you care about deeply, right now, all the time. Find an account in this scene with a few thousand followers, and live in the comments and reply section of their tweets: Talk to others, be nice, and meet any number of like-minded folks (I mean literally meet!).

Those more obscure sites I enjoy

  • Stack Exchange questions and answers; later I’ll upload the best of newsletter which contains highly popular answers
    • English Language and Usage
    • The Workplace
      • sample: https://workplace.stackexchange.com/questions/61478/a-programming-task-is-scaring-off-candidates-should-we-ditch-it?newsletter=1&nlcode=456833%7c78ed
  • Metafilter, specifically their most favorited AskMetaFilter site
  • You can hardly go wrong finding the subreddit for a community and sorting by top of all time to see the wisdom of the crowd

Those who edutain on YouTube



I promise to return and provide individual favorite episodes

  • Conversations with Tyler
  • Making Sense with Sam Harris
  • Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
  • Joe Rogan Experience
  • Radiolab
  • The Daily
  • 99% Invisible
  • Bloggingheads.tv: The Glenn Show
  • The Ezra Klein Show
  • Invest Like The Best
  • Dolly Parton’s America
  • Hello Internet


  • EconTalk with Russ Roberts
  • The Not Unreasonable Podcast
  • Macro Musings with David Beckworth
  • Freakonomics Radio
  • Planet Money
  • The Weeds


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The Handstand

Thoughts and practical advice on a gymnast’s core compentency.

Tyson Edwards

An interview with Tyson Edwards, YouTuber and All-Around Athlete

Alexey Guzey

An interview with Alexey Guzey, researcher and writer.

Why I Fast

Intermittent fasting for a world stuck at home.

Luke O’Geil

An interview with Luke O’Geil, gymnastics coach and gymnast strength trainer.

Rings Strength Training

There’s strong, there’s really strong, and then there are gymnastics rings specialists.

The Job Search Filters

Why on-the-job skills aren’t the only skills to keep sharp while job searching.


A search tool centralizing information pertaining to internationally sanctioned entities.

Scott Sumner

An interview with Scott Sumner, a monetary economist.

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Why You Should Do Gymnastics

Progress in gymnastics is not only within reach of most people who can walk but, with proper coaching, can be the most rewarding sport you train for.

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