Monthly Archives: December 2020

What I Learned Reading 50 Books

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I think it’s reasonably safe to say, on this, the 31st day of December of the global Annus Horribilis, that very little this year has gone according to plan. I was certainly not immune to the disruptions, but as we close in on the end of the year, I am proud to say that I managed to meet one goal: I read 50 books this year. You can view the summary of my year here on Goodreads.

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Taking a Risk

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Chuck Yeager passed away earlier this week.

Chuck Yeager paved the way for the faster airplanes and supersonic military flights that have become routine.
Rest in peace, sir. Thank you for your service.

I don’t know when I first really became aware of General Yeager’s name, but I have vague memories of “sonic booms” over our house in rural Oregon. I may just be remembering loud airplanes–I don’t know. Either way, I remember playing outside and feeling the fear and awe of a massive sound from the sky.

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