Tom Hodgkinson, the British founder of The Idler empire, has written a satisfyingly frank account of running a small business. It's introspective and at times very funny. A million miles from the gauzy WeWork visions of small enterprise as all post-industrial lofts and coffee machines. Hodgkinson's experience is struggling with cash flow and hung-over employees.… Continue reading Business for Bohemians
You know, down the hall and up the stairs from this office is the part of the White House where the President and his family live. There are a few favorite windows I have up there that I like to stand and look out of early in the morning. The view is over the grounds… Continue reading From Reagan’s farewell speech, January 1989. Hello, freedom man.
In today's FT. via @FT
In today's FT. via @FT
I wrote this piece a couple of years ago for the WSJ, but these same thoughts have been rattling around my head recently: Why I Chose the Red White and Blue Growing up British, I thought that I knew everything about national self-loathing. We were reared in the shadows of long-gone might, taught that we… Continue reading On becoming a US citizen
The excellent North Country reporter Brian Mann was good enough to write about Charlie Whistler's Omnium Gatherum in Adirondack Life - the magazine for lovers of this great wilderness. He notes that I was "sheepish" about admitting that I first visited the Adirondacks in order to write about mule diving for The Spectator. And that… Continue reading If you’re still short on Christmas presents – Adirondack Life Feature on Charlie Whistler
Since October, my FT columns, in reverse order, have tackled: Stoicism Analog Cannabis Rockefellers Fake news Polls Hedge funds Spinal Tap Republicans I also reviewed Eugene Soltes' excellent book about white collar crime for the WSJ. To read them, you may need to subscribe.
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On July 1, I started writing a regular column in the Financial Times. It appears every Saturday on the oped page, next to the profile. This week I wrote about Tom Wolfe. You can see the rest of them, so far, here.
The Adirondacks' wonderful North Country Public Radio aired an interview about the Omnium Gatherum this week. Brian Mann was good enough to meet me by the Raquette Lake General Store and talk over donuts and coffee, before kayaking off. It was wonderful to be back at Raquette Lake, which was my first introduction to the Adirondacks… Continue reading North Country Public Radio & curiosity