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The Honest Broker 17819 implied HN points 17 Mar 24
  1. The author struggled to find the right passage to read at his son's wedding and ultimately turned to a Kierkegaard text he had read at his own wedding many years ago.
  2. The author found sentimental value in the passage, realizing its deeper meaning as he read it in 2024, bringing a new perspective to his understanding of marriage.
  3. By revisiting a piece of paper he saved from years ago, the author was able to share a touching and meaningful passage with the wedding guests, connecting past and present moments.
Tom Ryan, Author 11891 implied HN points 21 Jan 24
  1. Age affects dogs faster than humans, leading to a realization of limited time for trips and adventures.
  2. A dog's aging process can serve as a reminder to cherish the present moments and appreciate the time spent together.
  3. The bond between pets and their owners deepens with time, creating concern for the future and the inevitable challenges it may bring.
Sasha's 'Newsletter' 3992 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. Facing and accepting the breakdown of expectations can lead to a new way of being, a state of 'Playing in The Ruins'.
  2. Experiencing challenges and destruction can shatter illusions and preconceptions about the future, leading to a more authentic understanding of oneself and life.
  3. Encountering wreckage and failures is a common part of life's journey, and happiness often lies beyond achieving childhood dreams or societal expectations.
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Steady 23978 implied HN points 07 Jul 23
  1. The newsletter creators express gratitude for reaching their 500th post.
  2. They value direct communication and community engagement.
  3. Encouragement to keep moving forward and supporting each other during difficult times.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter 6290 implied HN points 11 Nov 23
  1. The story of Don Robinson, who rejected society in favor of solitude and freedom in nature, reminds us of the value of being independent and true to oneself.
  2. In a world filled with power struggles and inequality, it's important to recognize the manipulation and false promises of those in control and not to be complicit in their harmful agendas.
  3. Finding solace in nature, being able to embrace solitude, and reflecting on the past while looking towards the future can be sources of comfort and strength in challenging times.
The Corners by Nadia Bolz-Weber 5916 implied HN points 25 Sep 23
  1. Recognize and accept the changes in yourself over time, don't cling to previous versions of who you were.
  2. Embrace living 'off-grind' by stepping away from constant striving and self-reflection at a fast pace.
  3. Allow yourself the freedom to discover new passions and interests, even if they surprise you or differ from your past self.
Justin E. H. Smith's Hinternet 518 implied HN points 14 Feb 24
  1. The author reflects on the pressure and influence of social media on their creative work, and the desire to distance themselves from mainstream trends and metrics.
  2. They find inspiration in their past work in sound collage and resolve to continue pursuing multimedia endeavors with a newfound creative freedom.
  3. The author emphasizes the importance of personal experience in creativity, encouraging individuals of any age to engage in creative pursuits without worrying about skill level or societal expectations.
illyanna Maisonet's Newsletter 628 implied HN points 30 Jan 24
  1. The author shares a personal, emotional experience of being violated by a man while taking care of their mother after oral surgery
  2. The incident leads the author to reflect on past encounters with dangerous situations involving men throughout their life
  3. The author expresses frustration with societal responses to the incident and the broader challenges faced by marginalized individuals in navigating the world
Pitchfork Papers 569 implied HN points 22 Jan 24
  1. The author experienced a significant change in their thinking and priorities, leading to a new direction in their writing.
  2. Taking a break from writing made it challenging to resume, but the author is working on getting back into the flow.
  3. The new year marks a good time for the author to reflect on their preoccupations and goals for the upcoming year.
Soaring Twenties 108 implied HN points 15 Mar 24
  1. Embrace life and live fully, for it's the fear of not living up to our potential that is truly daunting.
  2. Memento Mori, the idea of remembering our mortality, can be a powerful reminder to make the most of our time and not take life for granted.
  3. Take care of yourself and cherish your loved ones daily, for life is fragile and unpredictable. Don't wait to start living authentically.
Karlstack 351 implied HN points 10 Feb 24
  1. The book 'Social Justice Fallacies' by Thomas Sowell, although comprehensive and persuasive, lacks the fresh spark of originality and can feel repetitive in a world well-versed in equity vs. equality debates.
  2. Thomas Sowell's writing style in the book is simple, direct, and ideal for introducing high school students or older adults to cultural issues.
  3. Sowell's book weaves together a tapestry of anecdotes on various topics but is criticized for being disconnected from contemporary social justice dynamics and may not align with readers' expectations on addressing present-day issues.
The Art of Enchantment, with Dr Sharon Blackie 1976 implied HN points 17 Sep 23
  1. The author had to delay an essay on mermaids and selkies for paid subscribers due to travel for a book tour celebrating the launch of the 'Hagitude' paperback.
  2. The author shared about their first proper book tour in the southwest of England after facing challenges like the pandemic and health issues.
  3. During an event at Frome, the author accidentally sprained their ankle and spilled water on their notes, highlighting the humor in life's unexpected mishaps.