My weekly Ecuadorian news round-up is over at Southern Exposure. Sneak preview: it contains volcanic eruptions and naked prison protests. (Southern Exposure, by the way, is now a part of Living in Latin America.)
These are the best couple of essays I’ve seen since Civil War Ninjas.
Terrence O. Moore says boys today too often don’t grow up to be real men of character. But he’s got a solution: teach them to be neither wimps nor barbarians.
FYI, Limecat is not pleased.
—mypetfat “consists of a 1oz. replica of body fat and a set of thoughts that are called mind stretches. Together, they are the mypetfatTM program.” (Thanks to David Z. for the link.) –The ever-prescient Nick M. sends along this excellent link: “The Road to Turducken, Part 2”: “The second day of the journey to the […]
I’m back in DC. All’s well. I arrived Sunday evening. The trip was fine. It’s good to be back in Washington. I’ll be living and working here (minus a few out-of-town weekend sojourns) until late February. Then it’ll be back to South Carolina for a few days before making my way West-ward (to the Pacific […]
I just cannot settle down in one place, it seems. I won’t be posting again until Monday or Tuesday. I’m leaving tomorrow morning to brave I-95 and drive from here, the southern coast of South Carolina, up to Washington, DC. My second such drive in less than two weeks. Eight hours of interstate highway excitement. […]
What was the best book you read during the last year? I surveyed a select group of my favorite bloggers and asked them just that. Their answers–which ranged from the Chicago Manual of Style to a compendium of writings by a Ukranian anarchist–didn’t disappoint: —Blogger: DanaBlog: NumberOneHitSong Dana says: “…I am ashamed to admit that […]
–My friend Colin R. recently launched a New York-based software development firm called Cyrus Innovation. If Cyrus’s excellent site is any indication of the work they do, then they clearly produce user-centered, high-quality stuff. –I mentioned Richard Ford in my last post. He’s a writer I’ve begun reading recently. And man, is he good. I […]
This is a topic I’ve been meaning to address for many months. I’ve been putting it off because I’ve felt I can’t possibly articulate how much I love the music produced by Wilco. But I’ll try. I discovered the Chicago-based band about a year ago, when I attended, within the span of a month, 1) […]