It has been three weeks since I sent one of these emails — I was traveling and frankly was preoccupied with personal matters to spend a lot of time searching and reading. Nevertheless, I am back and here are some fantastic pieces for you to read this weekend.
- Mo Town is a fantastic tribute to Mariano Rivera (perhaps one of the best pitchers in baseball) by New Yorker’s Roger Angell. [Bonus link: a personal reflection on Mo by Semil Shah, that is wonderful and poetic.)
- Lost to the ages — Myst: I am still amazed how much they got done despite the puny nature of computers at that time. Emily Yoshida turns back the clock for Grantland.
- Sea Change: Oysters dying as coast is hit hard: a story about the crisis faced by Pacific Northwest’s oyster industry because of climate change. It foretells the tough times ahead.
- Meet the Flexians : a new type of professional who influences government, media and business. Pacific Standard’s Lisa Margonelli writes a great piece on why this class is dangerous for our future.
- Snap Challenge: Panera Bread founder and chairman Ron Shaich tries go live like an average person, only to discover that less money translates into bad eating choices.
- CrossFit’s dirty little secret, according to Eric Robertson, professor of physical therapy at Regis University.
- Roads and Kingdoms: the origins of the online journalism and travel magazine, an essay by Nathan Thornburgh.