Summer Reading List

CodeAcademy founder Zach Sims asked me on Twitter what was on my summer reading list. There isn’t anything terribly deep — and instead I am reading some good old fashioned intelligent non-fiction work. Here is my list:  Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker. (Review) Bourbon Empire by Reid MitenBuler. Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari. Man in…

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Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

At its core, Skyfaring: A Journey With a Pilot is a book about engineering as art. It is a poem about the human desire to connect and be somewhere, anywhere, nowhere. For its author, commercial pilot Mark Vanhoenacker, it is about a lifelong romance with flying, soaring above the terra firma, looking down on a…

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The Daily Creative To-Dos

Chris Michel, a dear friend and an amazing photographer recently went on a trip to the North Pole. An explorer at heart, he shared his journey to the top of our planet through many different social networks including Instagram. But on the first day of his trip, his laptop failed and now he has to process 30,000 or more photos….

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Sponsorgram

It will soon be five years on Instagram for me, and no service has given me as much joy as Kevin and Mike’s creation. It has brought many creative and interesting people into my life. It has taught me the language of visual communications. It has been a great teacher — I know of places I didn’t know before. I know of foods and cultures I wouldn’t know otherwise. Instagram has brought the joy of learning into my life — I didn’t know I liked photography till I joined Instagram. It is still the app-service I use everyday, several times…

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The Paris I love 

The Paris I love is the one I have all for myself – when everyone is asleep, comfortable in their beds. I don’t know where I am going. I don’t want to know where I am going and why – I want my feet and my mind to wander. To see what happens! I went…

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