Squid Game and the pursuit of money

Squid Game and the pursuit of money

I am in the middle of watching Squid Game, the popular new Netflix series. The fictional show is based in South Korea and features a number of people in debt playing childhood games for the chance to win money. The show is very entertaining and also full of life lessons. Without spoiling the show – and as I write this, I have seen only the first four episodes – many of the characters have made money their life’s pursuit. They have made the choice that it is not worth living without money. The Squid Game characters have clearly not followed…
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Hike Slide Mountain Fast

Hike Slide Mountain Fast

On Wednesday, August 24, 2021, I completed a fast hike to the top of the tallest mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. I covered the 2.8 miles in just 48 minutes, leaving me wondering what the fastest times up this mountain are. I did not intend for the hike to be fast as I set off. My backpack had 2.5 liters of water, extra clothes, and some food. I wore trail shoes rather than sneakers. There are several brook crossings. I had just driven over four hours in the car and wasn't stretched well. It was also…
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