Monthly Archives: July 2011

Summer Reading List: Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Some excerpts from Walden: “I can not believe our factory system is the best mode by which men may get clothing. The condition of the operatives is becoming every day more like that of the English; and it cannot be wondered … Continue reading

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Pleasure Principle

I’m spending the night in the hospital after getting the 8 screws and plate out of my collar bone (which are in a plastic bag next to me- photos available on request). Anyway, this latest live video from Sufjan makes … Continue reading

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After finishing the Brothers K I’ve had the desire to read something a little more contemporary- but I wasn’t sure what. I must have looked at dozen novels around town before I saw this one at the Virgin Megastore in … Continue reading

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What a finish!

My boy Cav won the green jersey, and the Champs-Élysées for the third straight year to boot- once again proving he’s the fastest man on two wheels (as he so modestly boasts on his website.) And of course props to … Continue reading

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Jonsi “Tornado”

The videos from Jonsi’s Go Quiet are pretty incredible.  This one might be my favorite, if for nothing else than this beautiful cut-away upright piano.

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Summer Reading List: The Brothers Karamazov

It took me a year and a half, but I finally finished The Brothers Karamazov.  The book was immaculate, but alas after cutting my literary teeth on modern and contemporary literature its sheer size and detail was a bit daunting … Continue reading

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TRE3E fixed

All of the mountain bike commuting I’ve been doing lately has me really missing riding my fixie.  This video only made it worse. TRE3E Fixed from tre3e cycles on Vimeo. HT: Prolly is Not Probably

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  It probably has something to do with growing up with two brothers and being homeschooled, but I love games. From mass produced classics such as Risk and Trivial Pursuit to more specialty options like Settlers of Catan and Ticket … Continue reading

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Tour De France

Normally I detest watching television, but there is one exception and that is sports.  And one of the many benefits of living (technically) on the European continent is getting to watch the Tour De France live at a decent hour. … Continue reading

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The Foodie’s Guide to Istanbul: Miss Pizza

The word “gourmet” has become pretty cliche. It’s essentially been co-opted by the industrialized food marketing machine to mean “a useless filler adjective that may motivate you to buy our crap product.” Admittedly “stale, burnt C-grade coffee” doesn’t soundly nearly … Continue reading

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