August 2022 Media Diet
August 2022 was one for the history books.
There was a week this month where a year’s worth of news happened: the FBI raided Mar-A-Lago, Salman Rushdie was attacked, Anne Heche died, Fernando Tatis was caught doping, and Congress passed the Inflation Reduction Act. As we inch closer to the midterm elections, Joe Biden is finding his stride and right-wing extremists are either predicting or threatening violence, depending on who you ask.
Also, I can’t get the corn song from TikTok out of my head…
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On My Radar
August 3 was the four-year anniversary of my traumatic brain injury.
“The more you say, the more likely you are to say something foolish.” — Robert Greene
O my friend
if you are longing to be written on,
become a blank page.
“We are chunks of dense matter that need to be cracked open. Our errors and failings are chinks in the heart’s armor through which our true colors can shine.” — Elizabeth Lesser
“The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy not coming, but on our own readiness to receive them; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.” — Sun Tzu, The Art of War
What I’m Reading
Threat to Democracy: The Appeal of Authoritarianism in an Age of Uncertainty by Fathali M. Moghaddam
All About Love: New Visions by bell hooks (re-read)
Nine Stories by JD Salinger (re-read)
Videos I Published
I only had time to publish two videos this month. I’ll be back on my BS after I take the GRE.