Quotes of the week:
“Gregory Stock once wrote that “the human mind cannot be the highest summit of cognitive performance.” If we view cognitive performance in terms of how many computations the mind can do each second, or how much information it can instantly recall, that’s clearly the case. But the human mind may nonetheless be the apex of thinking machinery, simply because it is able to hold things in balance. To weigh desires. To say no.” – Bill McKibben
“A man who has no conscience, no goodness, does not suffer.” Khaled Hosseini
Another busy week at work, but took a long weekend to go to Glacier. Will write about that later this week. That was the highlight. Had some really great conversations, rethought my role, won trivia (and box seats to Les Miserables!), but missed out on penguins in the Ogden and David Copperfield downtown while I was gone. Life’s hard, right?
1) Blog consistently.
Not sure if I’m going to do it for others. But I am going to be doing it for myself more often. Be on the lookout for reviews, of food and travels. New goal is to go to a new restaurant in Las Vegas every full week I’m here and review it. Might start from a place last week and update as I go. And grandfather in my favorite Downtown places.
2) Get outdoors.
Explored Glacier National Park!
3) Continue to make my position evolve.
This next month is going to be interesting. I stand by this statement.
4) Read more.
Updated my Recent Reads! With reviews this time! Finished Enough, Being Wrong, and The Kite Runner. Almost done with Join the Club.
5) Stay in touch with people better.
Saw Kelly in Montana. Talked to Elizabeth and Ariana.
6) Finish up my obligations in Chapel Hill.
Reviewed the draft of the first paper. Made me realize how much I miss that work, how proud I am of what it did/does, and how excited I am to see it get published.
7) Run the half or full marathon in Las Vegas this November.
Going running tomorrow. 3 miles with a group. May God have mercy on my soul (and my lungs and legs).
8) Get 7 hours of sleep a night.
Traveling is sort of done. Family is coming to visit this weekend though. So much frolicking to ensue.