Objectivism

SupaTrey

Last winter was a pretty rainy one here in the Bay Area.  I can’t remember what happened exactly, but I found myself in the city without my umbrella.  This is unusual because I carry an umbrella in my computer bag.  Perhaps I left it out because it was wet. Anyway, Read more…

By Trey McIntyre, ago
Entertainment

News in Slow

Learn and practice listening to foreign languages with News in Slow. The episodes are short (usually <10 minutes) and the speakers go over current events and then do a quick language lesson.  It's quick, interesting, relevant, and helpful.  Oh. And the speakers speak VERY slowly so learners like me can follow along.

By Trey McIntyre, ago
Internet Stuff

Pre-Ordering iPhone X

Me: One iPhone icksten, pleez. Apple: NO. WE CANNOT FIND YOUR WIRELESS ACCOUNT. YOU ARE DEAD TO US UNLESS YOU WANT TO BUY EXTRA MOVES IN CANDY CRUSH. Me: Wow. Ok. It’s a corporate wireless account. That’s probably why. If you’ll just sell me the device, I can handle the Read more…

By Trey McIntyre, ago
Our Journey

The Right Thing to Say

On the latest episode of her Happier podcast, Gretchen Rubin asked her readers to come up with things that they’d rather hear than perhaps other things that actually get said.  Since I’ve been complaining about the irrelevant/obvious/condescending/silly things that people say to expecting parents, I figured it would be more Read more…

By Trey McIntyre, ago
Books

It Takes One to Tango

There’s a really great interview with Winifred Reilly on The Art of Charm. She’s the author of It Takes One to Tango and she debunks several common myths about successful relationships. Her comments are so good that I’m definitely going to read her book.

By Trey McIntyre, ago
Recent Reads
The Giver
The Night Circus
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
La Belle Sauvage
Every Heart a Doorway
It Takes One to Tango: How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse—and How You Can, Too
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
The Core
The Moonstone
Brave New World
The Stone Sky
The Obelisk Gate
The Fifth Season
The Cuckoo's Calling
The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements
A Gentleman in Moscow
Helliconia Spring
Emily Post: Daughter of the Gilded Age, Mistress of American Manners
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Gardens of the Moon