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Gary Wimsett, Jr. - Issue #11

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Gary Wimsett, Jr.

April 8 · Issue #11 · View online
The High Five goes out every Friday morning - just in time to jump start your weekend. I'm handpicking five things I think you'll enjoy discovering, listening to, or thinking about as you head out to do great things.

Quick Hits

I’m in Seattle (right this very second) giving a fantastic talk on Conflicts of Interest in Medicine. Put your ear to the inside of an empty Starbucks cup and you might be able to hear me. Kind of weird I had to say “empty” but you know who you are. Just some quick hits this week.
  • First - thanks and welcome to new subscribers this week. Ask anyone, the other issues were awesome! Thanks, too, to Bryan for introducing us to Stepping Stones Coffee. I got some of the Bob-O-Link and it’s delicious. Here’s a special link for the High Five Community discount. Get some coffee. These are magic beans and this coffee put hair on my chest right out of the gate. I also have one new ridiculously long, wiry, gray nose hair but this is not from the coffee I don’t think. I refuse to cut it. You grow your man bun your way.
     
  • Liked this piece on the math behind Beethoven’s music. I’m sure the analysis applies with equal rigor to the stuff on your Pandora station. As I get older, I get less interested in music with words. Ludwig was doing things with notes at the turn of the 19th Century that were just bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.

  • Is Swearing a Sign of A Limited Vocabulary - This is a debate that’s raged in my home for years. My daughter, Emma, was a very early talker. In preschool, she dropped the F-bomb but her teacher found herself somewhat conflicted. “Give me back my f —ing toy!” fit the moment in a way few other phrases could. Choose your words wisely, friends, but sometimes the wise word might be an expletive.

  • Hooray! We moved into our new digs this past week. But I’m already thinking about these abandoned manholes in Milan. No muss, no fuss. No punch list. And, Milan!

  • I’ve talked a bit about Aurelius’ Meditations so I was intrigued to see my friend Dr. G referencing the Book of Proverbs as a must read how-to life-guide in the same vein, so I’m putting this on my list. That’s right, something from the Old Testament. I read Meditations several times a year and it always put me in a better head space. Perhaps King Solomon will make it into my regular rotation. Here’s a colorful example to get you pumped: “As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly”.

  • This piece in Outside absolutely rocked my socks. Read about Jim Harrison and think about your own life. Will you be described as a lion when your ticket is punched?

Have a great weekend. I’m waving to you from the Space Needle. If anyone has gotten a High Five face tattoo, please send pics and I’ll put you in the next issue.
Gary
garywimsett@gmail.com



You can't fit a piano in a manhole, though.
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