The Island of Misfit Stories #2
The importance of risk, mental health benefits of travel, kung fu warrior nuns, and AI unleashed
Hello again, lovely subscribers!
For this edition of the Island of Misfit Stories, I’m coming to you from the beautiful island of Maui, where I’m on a family vacation for my father-in-law’s 70th birthday.
I’m hedging my bets and expecting I won’t have time for a proper Newsletter this week, but I did want to follow up on last month’s Island of Misfit Stories and share some of the news that’s been bouncing around in my head over the last month.
This subscriber-only bonus newsletter is a little peek behind the scenes at some of the happenings I found super interesting but maaaaaybe not quite in-line with a generally outdoorsy newsletter, or stories that could work but I just didn’t have room for. Either way, there’s lots of stuff in here that makes for perfect weekday reading when you’re zoning out in a Zoom meeting.
In this edition, we’ve got all kinds of stories! Learn about the mental health benefits of travel and how the Boeing 747 revolutionized the way we think of the world. Speaking of, did you know we learned something surprising about the physical structure of Earth? You will if you read on!
You’ll also read a thoughtful essay on the importance of taking risks in the outdoors, learn the origin of the phrase “fake it till you make it,” meet the warrior nuns of Nepal, and get a whole bunch of kind of exciting, kind of terrifying news about artificial intelligence …
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