My dear friend Steph Leonard, an ex-banker who left that world behind to immerse himself in languages and anthropological studies at Oxford, spent more than a year living among the Inuit in northern Greenland.
NBC’s Ann Curry visited him last year, producing a 30 minute documentary about climate change and the Inuit’s vanishing way of life. This is a super important piece, but as my mom wrote to me in an email, “I just wish it would make a difference.” The planet continues to bake — and at this point the damage seem irreversible.
12:33 am • 8 August 2014
My mom sent me this awesome clipping about my dad, which appeared in the Houston Chronicle on December 22, 1967.
12:36 pm • 28 July 2014
Nearly every morning before I skim through countless morning email newsletters — NYT top headlines, WSJ top headlines, Playbook, Re/Code, Quartz, etc etc etc — I check the corrections pages for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. There’s a hidden gem almost every time.
1:00 am • 26 June 2014
Ran from San Francisco to Sausalito today via this beautiful bridge. 10 mi.
3:07 pm • 22 June 2014 • 2 notes
“We were in Santa Rosa for David and Louisa’s wedding and were getting ready in the hotel room when this bizarre OJ Simpson car chase came on. I somehow caught your hair in the curling iron (the last time I used one of those things) and it was awful. I couldn’t untangle it and you were beside yourself.”
— The latest missive from my mom in which she asked me if I remembered where I was 20 years ago when the whole OJ Simpson car chase thing happened.
10:03 pm • 17 June 2014 • 3 notes
“As they considered whether they could wiretap Mr. Icahn, one of the people said, they learned that it could be hard to do so without him finding out—because he owned a stake in a telecommunications company through which surveillance might have to be conducted”
Sentence of the day, The Wall Street Journal, A1, “Trade Probe Hits Snag as Surveillance is Derailed” by Michael Rothfeld and Susan Pulliam
8:42 pm • 2 June 2014
Dawn patrol. Land’s End, San Francisco.
10:05 am • 29 May 2014 • 1 note
No matter what you think about what unfolded last week at the Times, Jill Abramson’s commencement speech at Wake Forest today is a testament to her class — and her own resilience.
9:22 pm • 19 May 2014
Surf watch on today’s run. Tourmaline Beach/San Diego. 7 mi.
12:22 pm • 18 May 2014 • 1 note