📍 Philadelphia, PA | Journalist and Entrepreneur
📝 Editors Note
I am the type of person that spends 3 minutes trying to find the right song even if I’m only driving 2 minutes away. As much as I enjoy listening to music, I’ve never been a huge concert guy or passionate follower of specific bands (where are my Phish fans at?).
However, several of my friends are — including my buddy Sether H. He turned me onto St. Paul and the Broken Bones (and Billy Strings). They came through North Carolina last week and put on a great show. The experience reinforced that going to see live music is something I need to do more often.
Without further ado….
Tangle is one of the few newsletters I read consistently. Isaac is the founder of Tangle, an independent, ad-free, non-partisan politics newsletter. His approach of presenting the different sides of an issue as well as sharing his own POV is both refreshing and educational.
I was humbled when Ari Weitzman, Tangle’s managing editor, reached out. He noticed the traffic coming to their site when Cole H originally provided the Tangle recommendation. I hope we will send them more, as I believe their work is important.
An optimistic writer who is always looking for the next story to tell, one that can teach us a little something about this very complicated country we live in.
Written in his own words…
Food and Drink
I've been on a big whisky kick this year and Starward Two Fold is the best bottle I've had in a long, long time. And it's cheap!
A friend got my wife a homemade ice cream maker recently and we have been loving it.
Tim Urban's What’s Our Problem? is one of the best explorations of this current political moment I've ever read. He understands our problems and states them clearly. Desert Solitaire is an absolute classic and for good reason — I can't believe it took me this long to read it. It is a magnificent, biting ode to the desert, the wildlands of America, and a reminder to cherish the untouched beauty of our planet before we all destroy them.
Sunsama is the best organizational tool I've ever used — the only one that has actually improved by productivity!
Before I look at a screen in the morning, I make sure to read a few pages from a hard copy book or magazine. I also get a few minutes of sunlight and fresh air on my roof. Rolling out of bed and into work (or your phone) is bad for your stress, your eyes, and your health!
My wife and I are binge-watching Peaky Blinders right now, and I gotta say... it is awesome.
I run a politics newsletter that summarizes the best arguments from the left and right on the big debates of the day. It is, in my humble opinion, a refreshing and honest way to digest the news. And with 74,000+ subscribers it is becoming very popular!
Want to get in touch with Isaac? His email is email@example.com
P.S. reddit is a great source for product and travel recommendations. Great for searches like “reddit, best coffee shop in Charlotte” or “reddit, best pillow for side sleepers”. Check out the subreddit my friend Bo R turned me onto: r/BuyItForLife