Well, earlier this week I got an email that makes me feel better about not reading books (not great, mind you, as I know I need to read more books, but better.)
According to the email from Pocket, I read roughly 2.5 million words on the App last year, which using whatever metric they use, equates to 52 books, or one a week.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this, other than to try to justify to myself that I don't take the time or have the discipline to read more long-form writing (even the long articles I read wouldn't be more than a chapter in a book.)
Now that I've complained about reading articles instead of books, here are some articles I've read that I liked.
Ken Stabler, a Magnetic NFL Star, was Sapped of a Spirit by a Disease of the Brain - On the same day thousands of high school football players signed scholarship offers, we were reminded of the toll the game takes on players.
After Racist Episodes, Blunt Discussions on Campus - A look at the University of Missouri's efforts to talk about race and difficulties surrounding even having the discussion.
What O.J. Simpson Taught Me About Being Black - Life experiences play a large part in our perception of the world.
An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him - A critique of Coates call for reparations and his criticism of the Bernie Sanders' campaign not to make them a part of his agenda.
if you started a sabermetrics site that analyzed the bungled misstatements of politicians, would you call it … FanGaffes?— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) February 4, 2016