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Gary Wimsett, Jr. - Issue #30

Back to School

Gary Wimsett, Jr.

September 9 · Issue #30 · 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.

Back to School

Evening Roll & Stroll
3rd grade, middle school, and high school. It’s hard to believe. Emma will be 15 in a few months! Sixteen years ago I wrote about what I imagined my life as a parent would be like on something called a “blog”. I was wrong in all the obvious ways of course. (I was also pretty sure I was the only guy blogging and that writing things on the Internet would never catch on.) What could I know then? What do I know now? I know I’d like to freeze this moment, or any moment, when we’re all walking together down the same road, riding in the same car, or laughing at the same dumb jokes. I’m starting to understand that, soon, Emma will take her own road and Charlotte and Lily won’t be far behind. We’ll converge like families do on holidays at some of our special places but that will be a different kind of life. So, I’m trying to learn to savor this life while it’s happening. I do think of all the time I’ll have to write awesome newsletters in that next life and I get very excited for you guys.
Quick hits this week
20 Brutal Truths About Life - I’m printing this out and displaying it in my office. As good a list as you’ll find.
Anti-To-Do Lists - I’m getting older and wiser and learning it’s important to celebrate wins during the day. Try this method for a few days.
Whoa, Check This Nature Video Out - Just stumbled onto this and had to share. It’s 4 minutes of awesome.
What Derrida Can Teach Us - This School of Life video is on Jacques Derrida and, while Derrida may not be your bag, the bigger point is that the School of Life has tons of awesome videos like this one so it’s a resource I wanted you to know about.
Freaks on the Peaks - ran into a few of these folks while in Canada last month and they captured my imagination. Could you handle that kind of solitude?
Gary – I love hearing from you!
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