Linkfest 2022-05-20: The La Sierra System
Art of Manliness: The Insanely difficult standards of history’s hardest PE program
A fascinating read on the La Sierra System, an ultra-competitive PE program that produced the kind of fitness you find in elite operators. I don’t think you could just duplicate this everywhere and get the same results, there were likely selection effects on the students and the staff, but still I think something could be learned from this.
Art Review: Why We Need a Contemporary ‘New Deal for the Arts’
A bold proposal for public support of the arts that cites the New Deal, among other examples.
John J. Reilly had some thoughts about what public support of the arts meant, and what you could really get for your money.
Kickstarter: Re-launching Paxton Locke
The Paxton Locke series is a banger, but is temporarily unavailable due to Silver Empire closing up shop. Daniel Humphreys will be launching a Kickstarter to get these books back out there, which I whole-heartedly endorse.
Here are my reviews of the five volumes written so far:
by Daniel Humphreys
Fade: Paxton Locke book 1
Night’s Black Agents: Paxton Locke book 2
Come, Seeling Night: Paxton Locke book 3
The Sacred Radiance: Paxton Locke book 4
The Dragon and His Wrath: Paxton Locke book 5
American Compass: With All Due Respect to the Experts
Oliver Traldi explores the limits and meaning of expertise.
Jeffro Johnson expounds at vast length about the BrOSR method of playing AD&D.