Links for the Weekend

arnold-6-tipsHello and happy weekend before turkey day. No special reason for this Arnold banner image, just that I like a good list.

♠ Mike Rowe says don’t follow your passion. Okay I’ll bite.

Dan Brooks is becoming a regular link-to, with all his great essays. This one about punk rock decay is no exception.

The Disease of Being Busy. I love that the author breaks apart the word, because it really is coming to the point of dis-ease.

♠ Isn’t it a treat when inexpensive things work just as well as the most expensive? My favorite is cocoa butter and now, Trader Joe’s Spaghetti.

♠ The world needs more glow-in-the-dark bike paths.

♠ ‘The most efficient way to spend money on the homeless might be to give it to them.’

♠ Do you have a favorite photo? How long could you look at, and be mindful of, a photo? Erin Mystkowski is a multimedia editor at the Chicago Tribune. She really loves vintage crime photos — and one in particular from 1924. Listen to the story, and you can also write in and share about a photo YOU love.

♠ Felt kind of random reading this on Business Insider , but that doesn’t make it a less interesting read. Two traits that a relationship needs most of all.

♠ Andrew WK not only has the best PARTY TIPS ( “shove a cupcake into your body.”), but the answers he offers every week at the Village Voice are insightful and just plain great.

It’s natural for us to encounter moments which challenge us. Having the capacity to question our most deeply held opinions is not a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. Especially when we have the composure to resist our immediate emotional reactions and let our common sense lead us toward a more dignified type of contemplation. Keeping an open mind and an open heart requires an incredible amount of determined effort…”


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