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New York City, September 2010
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From our trip to Yosemite in May, 2016. Morning at Valley View.
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Cassettes aren't dead just yet. In fact, just like records, they're growing in popularity.

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Condensation.
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What the News Media Won't Tell You About Global Violence
I call CNN the Crisis News Network (or the Calamity News Network), delivering all crisis, all the time...

Today's news media is a drug pusher, and negative news is their drug.

It might interest you to know that violence around the world has actually been going down, and has been for some time.

Your chances of dying a violent death are 1/500th of what they used to be during medieval times.

We're blind to this fact, because our brains pay 10 times more attention to negative news than positive news. I wrote about these cognitive biases in Abundance.

The graph below shows deaths due to war between 1900 and 2005. You'll notice clear spikes during World War I and World War II.

Here, you'll see the types of battles fought since 1940, and every classification -- colonial, interstate, civil, and civil without foreign intervention -- has dropped off drastically over time.

But this isn't the impression you get from watching the news every night, is it?

Today, every skirmish in every part of the planet is broadcast straight into your living room live, in HD... over and over again.

But when we look at the data, the amount of warfare and deaths by human hands are reducing globally.

What do I do to counter this barrage of negative news? I've stopped watching TV news. They couldn't pay me enough money.

I get my news from selected Google News and my social feed. Try it. You'd be amazed at how much happier you'll be.

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2014-07-23
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A beautiful magic hour after a spring rain. I've not made any photos for a while and decided it was time to get back to it.
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2014-05-12
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I'm not sure what's more ridiculous: Amazon actually applying for this patent or the USPTO granting it.

The best quote from the article: "The patent number is 8,676,045B1 and you can read the entire boring text on USPTO, or just about any basic studio photography book."

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