Gisi and I wanted to run on Saturday, but the weather was so nice that we figured it would be too difficult to slalom between the mass of quasi-quarantined people and families with their kids and dogs out to finally get some fresh air in nice weather, so we waited till Sunday when the weather was a bit more threatening for family walks and more conducive to an hour-plus run: almost cold and a little rain, even dusty snow at times, but also bursts of sunlight every now and then, strange weather.
The run was quite uneventful, I mainly ran ahead of Gisi finding the park-path-way through Lankwitz listening to a podcast my brother had recommended to me Tim Ferris interviewing Tyler Cowen
. I had heard of Tim Ferriss but had never listened to him. He seemed to be quite inarticulate in an American bullshitting kind of way, often not knowing how to respond to Tyler's raw, articulate honesty other than with nervous laughter. And Tim's two long advertisements at the beginning were tedious and cheapened his integrity, if you don't happen to be in the market for a blender or a VPN connection, skip them both. Except for some half-way interesting conversation at the end, Ferriss could have just sent Tyler Cowen a list of questions and had him do a monologue. I'll probably listen to some of Cowen's podcasts in the future Conversations with Tyler
, he seems quite insightful, knowledgeable, and direct, and has a fresh perspective from his knowledge of economics. And I put his 2018 book Stubborn Attachments: A Vision for a Society of Free, Prosperous, and Responsible Individuals
in my Amazon cart.
When we arrived home, Hannah had made baked vegetables and potato slices in the oven for us, which made the apartment smell wonderful, and after a nice shower, they were delicious to eat.