RSS: Coming Soon to Yahoo Mail

I’ve long felt that RSS — a way to subscribe to Web site content feeds — will become mainstream only when Microsoft introduces the standard into its new Vista operating system. Well, it looks like Yahoo is beating MSFT to the punch. As TechCrunch reports, Yahoo mail will soon support RSS. Users will be able […]

Borf: The Clothes Make the Man

In my newest Gridskipper post, I discuss notorious DC graffiti artist Borf‘s recent scrape with the law.

Extreme Russian Street Gymnastics

Parkour is a sort of gymnastics of the street. Check out this video for an insane example — straight outta Russia. Parkour

Bolivia, Evo Morales, and Market-Dominant Minorities

According to the NYT’s Juan Forero, coca-legalization proponent and indigenous coalition leader Evo Morales just might become the next president of Bolivia. The election of Morales in Bolivia would represent the triumph of indigenous groups over the minority white elite ruling class — as well as the rejection of what’s viewed as American imperialism and […]

Funny Cat Clips

I’m usually not a huge fan of cats — they’re too attitudinal; I prefer a pet to be concerned with my happiness, not the other way around. Nevertheless, here’re some amusing clips of cats being silly. Good to see that dogs haven’t completely cornered the market on stupidity.

Vanity, Thy Name is Newley

I’m delighted to see that my recent articles have been cited in some of my favorite blogs: — Rolf Potts mentioned “Beating the At-Home Blues” (and a long-term traveler named Andrea chimed in, leaving a comment about her current yearning for the road). — Mike Yessis at World Hum also linked to the piece. — […]

Hasta Monday

I won’t be posting anything here until after the Thanksgiving weekend. Vaya con dios. Eat lots of turducken for me. See you next week.

My New Article About Scootering in Taiwan

I’ve got an article in this month’s Student Traveler magazine. The piece describes a fiasco that ensued when I attempted to obtain my scooter driving license in Taiwan last year. As the folks at the mag wrote in the issue’s table of contents: “Riding a scooter is easy, right? Not in Taiwan, not when you’re […]