I’m a morning person.  People sometimes ask me why I get up so early.  It’s peaceful in the morning when it is still dark outside and the world is asleep.  My concentration is at its best.  I have a cup of coffee and start reading.  I feel like Forrest Gump whose mother told him “life was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re going to get.”

 

Sea Gull Cellar Bar Napkin Art, artist unknown

Sea Gull Cellar Bar Napkin Art, artist unknown

 

What I’m Reading is posted most every morning.  These are links to articles I find interesting.  They are assembled from third party sources and reflect a variety of opinions.  They do not necessarily represent the views of Think in the Morning.

 

7 Things Morning People Do Differently, Sarah Klein at Huffington Post

 

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

 

Donald Trump’s presidency is unprecedented for plenty of reasons

Perhaps the biggest being he’s the first president in American history to have never previously held elected office, served in the U.S. military, or occupied any other public position.

 

As Project Syndicate columnists reckon with the coming Trump presidency, they have begun to assess its likely political and economic implications.

But, regardless of whether Trump follows through on his key campaign promises, one thing is already certain, says Bill Emmott, a former editor of The Economist:“no one should underestimate the next US president.”

 

Half of the High Paying Jobs in America now Require this Skill

“Coding is the new literacy: Like the ability to read, what was once optional will soon be a basic requirement.” (Hat Tip Gary Evans at Global Macro Monitor)

 

This is the greatest suckers’ rally of all time: David Stockman

“I see a recession coming down the pike in 2017. The stock market is going to go down and it’s going to stay down long and hard because, for the first time in 25 years, there’s nothing to bail it out.”

 

Sean Carroll’s Physics Thanksgiving

It’s a crazy claim at first glance: if two people are moving relative to each other (maybe because one is in a moving car and one is standing on the sidewalk) and they measure the speed of a third object (like a plane passing overhead) relative to themselves, of course they will get different answers. But not with light. I can be zipping past you at 99% of c, directly at an oncoming light beam, and both you and I will measure it to be moving at the same speed. That’s only sensible if something is wonky about our conventional pre-relativity notions of space and time, which is what Einstein eventually figured out.

 

Donald Trump Tells Tim Cook to Build i-Phones in the USA

Cook has claimed in the past that the reason iPhones are assembled in China is mostly one of scale—Apple can’t find enough skilled workers here to fill the needs of a company that sells as many as 400 iPhones per minute.

Cook told Charlie Rose in December 2015, “The U.S., over time, began to stop having as many vocational kind of skills. I mean, you can take every tool and die maker in the United States and probably put them in a room that we’re currently sitting in. In China, you would have to have multiple football fields.”