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Why do we go to the beach?

We went to the beach yesterday in Middelkerke, on the North Sea. It was one of those typical beach towns with rows of ugly concrete apartment buildings fronting a long, straight, not-particularly-scenic beach. As I watched the people around us, I was strongly reminded of something I wrote back in 2008 on a trip to…

The Beach: Malta, Thursday, July 24, 2008

Have you ever noticed the way people behave at the beach? We’re on Malta right now and we’ve been going to the beach most days. I’m reading a book called The Black Swan, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. It’s fascinating, but Taleb is one of those writers who doesn’t waste a sentence, so I have to…