My best wishes to all of you for a productive 2013.
Might I implore you all again for a favor?
I’d love to hear some suggestions for great reads, great lectures, great songs, and great websites that I would otherwise not be privy to in my daily perusings. Some of my favorite books have been discovered through late night BS sessions with friends and family (at least back in the day when I used to have them and see them). I am almost 100% dedicated these days to economics, in particular environmental, and desperately need a change of pace at least from the economic side. My favorite music genre is folk/acoustic, Irish (especially Gaelic Storm and Kate Rusby) and folks like Marc Cohn when it comes to more modern music. I tend to read non-fiction even when not economics; have loved most of the books like Into Thin Air, Endurance, The Right Stuff, etc. and among my favorite novelists include Tom Wolfe, John Irving. I rarely look at any websites outside of the 50 or so economics and news sites I follow. I’m boring in other words. I plan on less economics in the next year and more interesting things.
So thanks for your recommendations, the ones from the past have been great.