May 2008

“If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” – EB…more

“[Will Wright’s] car was a mess, inside and out; Wright never washes it, because he wants it to look like one of the banged-up starships in ‘Star Wars.’” – The New Yorker

GoodBarry – actually a pretty good way for real people to run a business website

Why smokers are happier when cigarettes cost more – because it gives them an excuse to quit. Wonder if the same will be true for gasoline and driving?

Whoops, quoted that one wrong: “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.” William Blake – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell. Though, swapping reading for eating isn’t such a bad trade…

How the mortgage crisis happened – nice explanation in a 1-hour radio program.

The chase…and the kill.

Jet-powered wingsuit – I really want to fly…but this looks a little crazy.