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Greatest Hits, 2020: My 15 favorite essays from my least favorite year.


On optimism.

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An essay about oysters, mostly.

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Front Porch // Austin, Texas — February 15, 2021

The Great Texan Gridpocalypse, as I lived it.


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10 Questions with Kyle Brandt // Screengrab

“10 Questions with Kyle Brandt” is a backward-looking, forward-thinking, deliriously entertaining podcast mashup of game show and in-depth celebrity interview. It’s also a statement of purpose.


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A simple, useful matrix for making better decisions, understanding risk, and spending your life on what really matters.


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January 2021.


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Live simply, love deeply.


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When it comes to walking the US back from the brink, you cannot punish enough people, severely enough. And that’s only the beginning.

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