Musings from a Curious Mind

Race Bannon
Generalist. Curious. Sometimes I write about it.
Created 04 Mar 2021
  • Doing Nothing
    20 Nov 2021 • 10 min read
    What I read: Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving by Celeste Headlee. Published June 1, 2021. One of the few mindsets passed on to me by my father that I wish did...
  • Stop Stereotyping Age Groups
    11 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    What I read: It’s Time to Stop Talking About “Generations” by Louis Menand. Published October 11, 2021. Despite being well into my 60s, I hang out with lots of younger people. I’ve always had a divers...
  • I'm On Vacation
    01 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    I should have sent this out sooner. I’ve been on vacation in Palm Springs, California for a week and will be vacationing here another week. During this time I’m taking a break from writing. I’ll have ...
  • Refining My Daily Process
    23 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    What I read: 5 Steps to Create a Personalized Daily Routine by Elizabeth Larkin. Published October 25, 2020. Feel free to read the article I’m highlighting here. It articulates some good ideas, but un...
  • Changing Our Minds
    19 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    What I read: “Your Ideas Are Not Your Identity”: Adam Grant on How to Get Better at Changing Your Mind by Evan Nesterak. Published in Behavioral Scientist on February 8, 2021. We all change our minds....
  • The Downside Of Self-Help
    02 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    What I watched: How Self Help Brainwashed Me by Nathaniel Drew. Posted October 1, 2021. The day after I published my Stop Dangling Carrots post this video by Nathaniel Drew popped up in my notificatio...
  • Stop Dangling Carrots
    30 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    What I read: Why we should all give up on goals already by Amanda Ruggeri. Published by BBC November 19, 2017. Confession time. I’m a lifelong goal creation addict. I know. It sounds like goal creatio...
  • Embracing Relationship Options
    27 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    What I read: Amatonormativity by Elizabeth Brake. Every so often a new word emerges that makes me sit up and take notice. When I stumbled on Elizabeth Brake’s new word, amatonormativity, it immediatel...
  • Money And My Own Version Of Minimalism
    15 Sep 2021 • 7 min read
    What I watched: 5 Small Ways To Buy Happiness | Minimalism & Spending Money by Gabe Bult. Posted September 6, 2021. Depending on who you ask, minimalism is either a smart way to navigate the world or ...
  • Give Them Hope
    14 Sep 2021 • 9 min read
    What I read: Hope is the antidote to helplessness. Here’s how to cultivate it by Emily Esfahani Smith. Published September 13, 2021. Many of us recall the now iconic poster of Barack Obama by artist S...
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