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Gary Wimsett, Jr. - Issue #36


Gary Wimsett, Jr.

October 28 · Issue #36 · 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.

Running Wild

Many people are asking me for my opinion on the great question of the day. I’ve been reluctant to weigh in on this but, in the end, I felt I owed it to the readers. So here goes. I think it’s ridiculous that Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. There. I said it. They say he got it “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. I don’t even know what that means, or care to. If we’re going to get into the business of handing out hardware to celebrities, then I hereby endorse Bill Murray for all the awards.
Check out the story on forest bathing in the links below but make sure you’re clear on the details before heading into the woods. Don’t call me for bail money when they find you with a scrub brush in your local creek - learn from my mistakes.
It’s cooling down a bit in Gainesville and we’ve had a string of perfect days. I take advantage of the dropping temperatures by lacing up the running shoes. I’m slowly re-building a base of basic running fitness. I’ve never been a fast runner, but I can get to the point where I can run for a long time. The long runs are key. I’ve solved so many tricky work issues on long runs and mapped out a million and one schemes.  I’ve thought about bringing a recorder along for voice notes but I think I probably already look sufficiently ridiculous. Although, my new hero is an older gentleman I see on the way to the office who trots while reading books.
In other news, I also hear there’s an election coming up. Read. Think. Then Vote!
Here’s my list this week:  
10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings – Brain Pickings
100 Blocks a Day - Wait But Why
A journey into minimalist art | The Elementarist
These are the world's most innovative universities | World Economic Forum
The Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' has scientifically proven health benefits — Quartz
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