I’m thinking lightly about how to reach other creators and get to know a few people, like MA, Jonny, ; don’t want to be a solo creator for ever. - what I really want to do is work with people who xyz. - Starting a podcast to have some great conversations; and meet some of them, having seen ppl like Jonny/Paul do well through that. Already working, very excited about that. - More here Why are we working in silos and add a couple notes in that region. - how can y’all help - point me at webs of people who might be interesting to me. Or introduce me to them if you know them well enough to do that. I’ll follow up and try to arrange a conversation, if they’re interested.

  • on sailing (after sailing blog is up to date)
    • Sailing as a family involves your kids seeing real risks (and to an extent being part of that). In Belize we took a little time to remind the kiddies of that, as they’d started playing around in open water the same way they might do in sheltered seas - Papaya head floated off and we couldn’t see him a few minutes later, in relatively light winds in the daytime.
    • 10 days or so later daddy was hanging off the stern of the boat, in 20 knot winds and associated waves, in the dark. I was tethered on, but that didn’t stop my wife checking I was OK verbally every couple of minutes.
    • The kids were awesome, as they always are when we need them to be.
    • Of course, in other situations (with manufactured risk, of losing a game or whatever) they’re little monsters at times, exploding over the slightest of slights. But I’d prefer they lose it over a chess board but react with calm minds when it matters, than vice-versa.
    • Either reflect on a passage or write about an upcoming one.
  • An academic turn?
    • Also thinking that I should do more academic stuff, as I’ve been enjoying that and it might be an alternative way to build authority to get y’all to do shit in response to what I write, as this can’t be true for more than a few people:
    • e-mail from James: asked me why I just do the things you suggest. I said some shit about money, because we were talking ETH. It’s not that. Its because I’ve seen how you live, how you respond to life. You are just never fucking triggered. Before I started to believe that, it was the way we connected how my brain works to what I’d read before.
    • over the next couple of months I’ll record a skeleton of TYI, and I’ll write to y’all with a distillation. Then, maybe be more sociable, too.