Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views (October 26, 2018)

Matt Waldman’s Reads Listens Views is back and devoted to a short list of recommended reads, listens, and views for 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 it.

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


Wynton Marsalis Gives 12 Tips on How to Practice: For Musicians, Athletes, or Anyone Who Wants to Learn Something New

U.S. Weapons Systems Are Easy Cyber Attack Targets

The Atlantic feature on Newt Gingrich: Newt Gingrich Says ‘You’re Welcome’  




I’m a fan of Samin Nosrat’s new Netflix show Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat. Here she is demonstrating how to use salt. She earned the James Beard award for her cookbook with the same name.

Christophe Courteau took this shot a split-second before he got bum-rushed by this silverback gorilla drunk on bamboo stems and feeling threatened by another male gorilla standing behind Courteau. The gorilla threw Courteau aside to get at the other gorilla. Other than a minor scar on his forehead, the gorilla did not injure Courteau.

Beautiful and magnificent animal if you ask me. But yeah, that stance and the look on his face doesn’t look good for the photographer. I have to imagine that’s how I’d look if Chad Kelly walked into my house uninvited and took a seat on my couch at 1:30 in the morning.

I’ll take Wilkins as my top dunk artist because his in-game dunks on opponents and the power he displayed in competitions were peerless.

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