Matt Waldman’s RSP: Reads (August 24, 2018)

Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views is back in a slightly new form. This post is devoted to recommended reads of the week. 


If you’re new to the Rookie Scouting Portfolio blog, welcome.  Every Friday, I post links to pieces that I’ve found personally compelling or to content I hope will eventually scratch that itch when I get around to reading it.

You may not like everything listed here, but you’re bound to like something

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

Maria Popova’s Brain Pickings is a website I don’t frequent enough (this includes the newsletter).  Popova’s introduction to Nhat Hanh’s work is a worthwhile read. “To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love,” is a lucid statement about compassion, empathy, and understanding.


How Chicago Gets Its Guns

It’s not big trafficking rings. Mostly, it’s through little guys like John Thomas. By Mick Dumke for Pro Publica.


The True Story of the Rorschach Test

Damion Searls’ 2017 essay about the subject at is one I’m looking forward to reading.


The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck

“In my life, I have given a fuck about many people and many things. I have also not given a fuck about many people and many things. And those fucks I have not given have made all the difference,” writes Mark Manson.  Read the rest.

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