The [Input|Output]s of Mark

By Mark Askew

Insights from consumption, Inputs and Outputs of Mark centers on reading, writing, and productivity. Check your mailbox fortnightly for the latest findings.

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#23・

Near Zero Productivity

I just finished reading Deep Work by Cal Newport for an upcoming episode of The Productivity Lab. Of course, I'll share the book review when it's released.

 
#22・

Slow ... Season

Infinite Jest: I am slowly reading through Infinite Jest. It is important to note that I am blazing through the audiobook. Why the difference? Two reasons: I listen to audiobooks at 2x speed—which I must say has fantastic voice performance; the other reason i…

 
#21・

Doing the Work

How to Read a Book: A classic book on the skill of reading. This really transformed my reading. You'd think that reading was entirely simply, and on the surface, it is. This book provides you the skills and techniques to derive more from the text by analysis …

 
#20・

Too Much and Not Enough

For the past few weeks, I’ve been listening to the album Aaliyah by Aaliyah.She was killed in a plane crash on August 25, 2001—just two weeks before September 11th. Since, her music has notoriously been unavailable on digital music platforms. While many fans,…

 
#19・

I Want It All

Many, many years ago, I sat in a car dealership hoping to get the car of my dreams: The Mazda RX-8. I knew all the stats. I test drove it multiple times. I compared the prices across the local dealers and those out of state. Yet, as I sat there discussing pri…

 
#18・

From Weekly to Fortnightly

There is something about the word “fortnightly” that I like so much; of course, this is prior to the game “Fortnite” stepping on the scene. So, what does it mean?(adj) happening or produced every two weeks; (adv) every two weeksThis word stems from “fortnight…

 
#17・

Waiting for . . .

A few weeks ago, I was very hopeful about what I could produce. To quote myself, I said I would have done the following:I have completed the editing for my short story “Waited” and will be publishing that.More newsletters with all the cool stuff I’ve been rea…

 
#16・

What We Leave Out

I am reading The Relentless Moon.* This is book three in The Lady Astronaut Series. I am also reading Invincible comic book.*Link is an affiliate link.

 
#15・

A Break

How Live TV Works aka How Formula 1 broadcasts their live races.

 
#14・

The Countdown: How I Know I Finished Writing

I just finished reading The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey.I am reading The Relentless Moon.* This is book three in The Lady Astronaut Series. I am also reading Invincible comic book and The Productivity Project by Chris Bailey.*Link is an affiliate lin…

 
#13・

Hobbies Are Good

From my personal collection, get a brief look at the book The Canterbury Tales; a Folio Society limited edition.

 
#12・

The Search for Elegance

Jupiter's Legacy - Netflix superhero show based on comic book.

 
#11・

It’s Been Difficult To Write

I am reading The Relentless Moon.* This is book three in The Lady Astronaut Series. I am also reading Invincible comic book.*Link is an affiliate link.

 
#10・

We Interrupt This Programming

Invincible - Mature animated show on Amazon Prime.The Falcon and The Winter Soldier - Disney+ show.

#9・

A Bundle Of Emotions

Book Review: Algorithms to Live Byfrom authors Ben Christian and Tom Griffiths, looks at how to apply computer algorithms, such as caching, sorting, or scheduling to your everyday life. In this episode, Kyle and Mark attempt to wrap their heads around the pro…

 
#8・

Better Late Than Never To Break The Rules

Book Review: Algorithms to Live By from authors Ben Christian and Tom Griffiths, looks at how to apply computer algorithms, such as caching, sorting, or scheduling to your everyday life. In this episode, Kyle and Mark attempt to wrap their heads around the pr…

 
#7・

The Snyder Cut: The Cutting Room Floor

The latest episode of The Productivity Lab is Different Work Stations. In this episode, Kyle and Mark talk about the benefits of separating out those spaces within your own house, or apartment. They share their methods, provide some helpful advice, and discus…

 
#6・

I’m Addicted To Writing Craft Books

The latest episode of The Productivity Lab is Different Work Stations. In this episode, Kyle and Mark talk about the benefits of separating out those spaces within your own house, or apartment. They share their methods, provide some helpful advice, and discus…

 
#5・

I Enjoy Studying

Can’t get enough of literature? Check out this new podcast that I found, The History of Literature.

 
#4・

Attitudes About Language

I've recently added to my book collection: