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Weekend Reading | Saturday, May 21, 2022

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OPINION: It May Be Time to Rethink the Emphasis on Taking Calculus in High School

How many high school graduates go on to really use trigonometry and calculus? Maybe we should teach statistics (or economics) instead.

I Got Lost Hiking in the California Sierra. Here’s How I Got Out.

Get outside… but be careful. I remember one morning in the Sierra – the kids were waking up in their tent and Kate was still sound asleep. I figured I’d let her sleep and entertain the kids with a short morning hike. We got lost. The help of friendly strangers saw us home safe.

The Power of Regret

Quick read: For happiness –> minimize regrets. “Do the work. Take the chance. Do the right thing. Reach out. And ignore the rest.”

Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century

Wealth statistics are getting more and more granular. It isn’t CEOs with big pay packages that make up the majority of the 1% or 0.1%; it is owners/partners of professional firms (consultants, lawyers, CPAs) and medical offices (doctors & dentists). From UC Berkeley.

Explore Sudan’s Pyramids of Meroe

In case you missed our virtual Pandemic Tour Events (tours of Angkor Wat in Thailand and Machu Picchu in Peru). This is an equally amazing tour of an Egyptian Pyramid.


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Always reading, always learning, Jonathan hand-selects these articles for readers each week. To view Jonathan’s curated articles from previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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