17-Nov-2015The 25 Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer | Outside Online
Source: The 25 Essential Books for the Well-Read Explorer | Outside Online
I would add: “The Gobi Desert – The Adventures of Three Women Travelling Across the Gobi Desert in the 1920s”.
23-Jan-2015Carlos Castaneda’s “The Teachings of Don Juan” on the power of knowledge
From: The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge by Carlos Castaneda
15-Dec-2014Louis L’Amour on education
From: Education of a Wandering Man, A Memoir by Louis L’Amour
27-Jul-2014audio: Reading from Henry Miller’s “Stand Still Like the Hummingbird”
From: Miller, Henry. “The Hour of Man.” Stand Still Like the Hummingbird.
14-Jun-2014“Imperfection is the language of art” (and what lays behind all good writing)
— Paul Theroux, ‘Hotel Honolulu’
In my own experience, some of the best storytellers have not been people who call themselves writers or artists — and all the snooty connotations that goes along with those labels — no, the best storytellers I have known were normal, everyday people telling interesting stories from normal, everyday events.
05-Jan-2014John Steinbeck on the sudden irrelevance of day-to-day concerns when traveling
08-May-2013Half Price Books employee tossing books and other items into a dumpster
[UPDATE 7/22/2014: Youtube commenters have pointed out that most bookstores do this in order to prevent people from dumpster-diving books and trying to resell the same stuff that was just thrown out. Makes sense. Also, I later learned that Half Price Books donates thousands of books each year to schools and libraries.]
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13-Apr-2013thrift score of the day
08-Apr-2013Harlan Hubbard on gardening by hand and the best use of one’s time
From “Payne Hollow: Life on the Fringe of Society”:
25-Jan-2013A word of caution on visiting the desert lands of the American West
— Edward Abbey, “Desert Solitaire”