Nothing much other than I appreciated this story. What a cool guy.
Happy new year! I'm currently on a marathon work call so will use this time productively to share some outrageously priced and out-of-reach homes with you. But first: oil well gushers! If you haven't seen images of the Kuwaiti oil field fires from 1991, check them out on Google Images. Far below is a photo... Continue Reading →
Hi team! Hope everyone is doing just swell. Today is a collection of random stuff you'll find amusing, insightful, and/or offensive to your delicate sensibilities. Let us begin: You likely know that "three sheets to the wind" means to be inebriated. You also probably know this but in case you don't, here's the background per... Continue Reading →
Hi all! Some good random crap and useful resources in this. For some of these, I've been meaning to send for months. Let's begin: Who remembers the impeachment inquiry against Donny-T? It's been an age, I know. But if you're somewhat hazy on the details and want a solid summary the Wikipedia page titled "Impeachment... Continue Reading →
If you have an interest in architecture, U.S. history, celebrity criminals, or Chicago, read this book. I couldn't put it down. I've heard people complain about the immense level of general detail and boredom around overly-descriptive architectural details but I found neither in the book. The discussion of architecture was relatively light and those complaints were... Continue Reading →
For those of you who voted in the 1984 presidential election, when you get to the pearly gates, I highly encourage you to tell lead bouncer and all-around-good-guy Saint Peter that you lived somewhere other than Minnesota or D.C. From Wikipedia, "Reagan ran for reelection as President in 1984, running against Democrat Walter Mondale. Reagan... Continue Reading →
Happy Thanksgiving to my pilgrims who made it across the pond - on the good side! ("The Nina, Oh! The Pinta, Oh! The Santa Maria Oh! I'll do you in the bottom while you're drinking Sangriaaaaa!!!") Let me begin by admitting a cruel fact: during the festivities, a friend/new mom arrived with her infant child... Continue Reading →
This is going to be short and sweet. If you have an interest in organized religion, particularly Mormonism, and you enjoyed Into the Wild and Into Thin Air, you'll love this book. Written in his typical style of transitioning back and forth in time and drawing together multiple human stories and concepts, it's classic Krakauer. Very interesting... Continue Reading →