Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz commits suicide

Cory Doctorow wrote a very touching blog post on BoingBoing in response to the suicide of his friend Aaron Swartz. Such a loss. Doctorow ends his piece with this: I'm so sorry for Aaron, and sorry about Aaron. My sincere condolences to his parents, whom I never met,...

I was born for more than just paying bills

There's no way I was born to just pay bills and die. Indeed...So true for us all. I sometimes find it exceedingly difficult to take my attention away from the ordinary demands of life--bills, meetings, deadlines--that I miss the "ordinary" miracles of every day life...

Alice Eve ~ Interviews reveal her charming accent and wit

Bumped into this interview of actress Alice Eve on Conan that just charmed my socks off. I'm not familiar with Alice Eve, but during the interview she demonstrates how she can instantly change from her gorgeous English accent to an American, Los Angeles accent—which...

How to pack for weeks in a 22-inch carry-on

Clever "bundle" method for efficiently packing a body-load of clothing into a 22-inch carry-on. The demonstrator calls it the "bundle method,"--or the "Gussy" method after his mom who created it 🙂 But it's the unpacking that I wonder about. Doesn't look particularly...

Mother of God! What the Hell?! – Heidi Taillefer

Heidi Taillefer

What atheists need to ask the faithful ~ JT Eberhard

JT Eberhard is a persuasive young man. An atheist and advocate for freedom of thought, he speaks regularly about atheism and how to discuss religion and atheism with religious believers. During this talk, JT Eberhard asks a number of questions that hit home and trace...

Douglas MacArthur explains why I’m feeling old

I'm intrigued how often I find the quotes of military leaders so meaningful. This one from Douglas MacArthur struck a chord; it addresses why I'm feeling so old right now 🙂 Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their...

3,000-year history of the hoodie ~ Paola Antonelli explains

The history of the hoodie has more significance and substance than I expected. Design curator Paola Antonelli takes us on a brief, 3-minute tour of the hoodie's 3,000-year history that includes tales of the Grim Reaper, monks, athletes, superheroes, and Travon Martin.

I’ll have what the gentleman on the floor is having

Home brewer's custom bottle label...Brilliant!! Via reddit - I'm bottling my barley wine next Saturday. This is the label I designed. : pics.

Aloha…It’s a movie…almost

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3mf_ewjc7s As I watched the film Aloha with Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, I kept waiting for all the pieces to come together, but it never happened. I liked the cast of Aloha, but the movie never felt real in any way. I...

You are my forever

At some point, while submariner Mikhail Averin waited at the bottom of the Bering Sea to be rescued, he wrote this short letter to his wife. No one has forever... But I wanted more. I wanted to give you more...more babies. Love our son and the baby for both of us....

Glorious Octopus Image

I bumped into this image of an octopus recently and had to share. Such a striking, symmetrical geometry to this octopus' pose. Totally mesmerizing.

Domesticated foxes ~ Are they like dogs?

I'd watched a documentary some years ago about a Russian scientist who, in 1959 or so, started trying to domesticate foxes in hopes of discovering how wolves were domesticated into dogs. Surprisingly, the answer to that question still remains a mystery. This video...