Plan 911

My Lifetime Reading Plan

Ted Gioia | Honest Broker | 29th April 2023

Tips for self-education. Be prepared to spend a lot of time reading. Read out loud to yourself. Read one or two long and challenging books a year, even if you don't want to. Some writers — like Proust — need to be read slowly; a few pages a day will add up. When young, read classics, and then when old read whatever is new. Keep lists. Design your plan to please yourself and nobody else (3,155 words)

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'Sir, You Do Realise I Am 911?'

Jaime Lowe | Los Angeles Review Of Books | 1st May 2023

Who helps the helpers? Dealing with California's worsening wildfires is taking a toll on firefighters. The professionals are already being pushed to their limits. For the state prisoners who are "on the front lines of the climate crisis" for just a few dollars a day, the work is "nearly impossible". They are not considered real firefighters, and so have no access to compensation or assistance (2,341 words)

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