Good reads, updated with some frequency

There was a time that favored the generalist; the Renaissance man; the Jack-of-All-Trades. That time has been replaced with specificity, deep precipitous intellectual inquiries, confoundable complexities compounded in difficulty by the hamster wheel within which much of average US society finds itself in -- hustling to Get By and Have A Family and try to forge some semblance of career and/or public service and/or rich enjoyment of being alive that all -- if we are being truly honest with ourselves -- humans ought to be entitled to in this world of brevity and comically misunderstood paradox.