Saturday, July 8th, 2023

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Megan Rapinoe to retire after 2023 Season

Not entirely surprising, but still sad to see her finally go. She's played less and less for the Reign, either because of time with the international squad, or just to preserve herself for the upcoming World Cup.

She's been with the Reign since the launch of NWSL and has been a mainstay for the US Women's team. She's had a fantastic career and will go down as one of the most important female soccer players in US history for her role in getting the women's team equal pay.

Her partner, WNBA great Sue Bird, retired after last season. I hope they enjoy a long and happy life together. Until then, I'll be cheering her on for the Reign and during the World Cup.

7/8/2023 10:07 am | | Tags: nwsl, womens sports, soccer

What I'm Reading

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

By: Tom O'Neill

A journalist's twenty-year fascination with the Manson murders leads to "gobsmacking" (The Ringer) new revelations about the FBI's involvement in this "kaleidoscopic" (The New York Times) reassessment of an infamous case in American history.

I started this a while ago and then got distracted by another book. I've come back to it and am just beginning to dive in.

Chaos by Tom O
Chaos by Tom O'Neill

How to Be Perfect

By: Michael Schur

From the creator of The Good Place and the cocreator of Parks and Recreation, a hilarious, thought-provoking guide to living an ethical life, drawing on 2,400 years of deep thinking from around the world.

This one is my current audiobook. I had started it also a while ago and stopped thinking I wanted to delve deeper with the audiobook. But when I saw it available as a library audiobook I decided to go with it.

How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur
How to Be Perfect by Michael Schur

Braiding Sweetgrass

By: Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices.

Another I had started as an audiobook but I didn't manage to finish it before it was returned to the library, and it hasn't been available for me when I've wanted it since then (everytime it came up I was in the middle of another book.) So, this week I picked up a physical copy from Barnes & Noble.

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Others On Deck

These are books that are at the top of my unread pile. Will they actually be next? No idea.

And then this is what the most recent books are in my ebook library:

7/8/2023 6:24 pm | | Tags: books, audiobook, currently reading

Automated Archives for July, 8th 2023

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Wallabag Additions

These are articles that which I saved today so that I may read them later. Substance and quality will vary drastically.

Chess For the Day

Record: 7-0-3
Net Elo Change: +28

Games Played

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7/8/2023 10:45 pm | | Tags: automated, longreads, chess
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