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NN240: Brave Baby Bulldogs

Ginger in Hong Kong

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👋 Hi friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.

Photo of the week, above: Out and about with Ginger here in Hong Kong.

On to this week’s NN.

Here are ten items worth your time this week:

🦠 1) Hospitals Know What’s Coming [The Atlantic]

💉 2) Moderna and Pfizer Are Reinventing Vaccines, Starting With Covid [WSJ]

💊 3) Amazon Launches Online Pharmacy [WSJ]

😔 4) Jan Morris, Celebrated Writer of Place and History, Is Dead at 94 – [New York Times] Sad news. I recently read and loved her 1997 book “Hong Kong.”

✏️ 5) The Rise and Fall of Getting Things Done – [Cal Newport, author of the excellent “Deep Work,” writing in the New Yorker.]

⚽ 6) Gio Reyna is primed for his USMNT debut. And he’s only 17. [Washington Post] Thanks, Duncle!

🧠 7) My daughter was a creative genius, and then we bought her an iPhone [Stephanie Gruner Buckley, writing at Medium]

🏠 8) Zillow Surfing Is the Escape We All Need Right Now [New York Times]

🍺 9) Waffle House Is Getting an Official Beer – and It Smells Like Bacon [Food & Wine] Thanks, Andrew!

🎧 10) Why Is The Obscure B-Side “Harness Your Hopes” Pavement’s Top Song On Spotify? It’s Complicated. [Stereogum]


🐕 Dog related video of the week: “A True leap of faith.” [Reddit]


📕 What I’m Reading

I’ve seen people raving online about a slim book that came out in 2017 called “How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers,” and am diving in. Stay tuned.


💡 Quote of the week:

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.” – Jack Handey


👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,


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