Mike Beversluis

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Merle Travis


Quick hits

Steal this napkin. Feel no Guilt. Come again.

Suess Army Knife

The Mind as a River

The Twinge

bahn mi in DC


Friday, April 23, 2010

A voice crying out in the wilderness

Alongside the footsteps of Bobos in Paradise and Stuff White People Like, here is Charlotte Allen's Not Really Simple:

The problem with the simplicity movement is that its proponents mistake simplicity, which is an aesthetic lifestyle choice, for humility, which is a genuine virtue. Humility is an honest acknowledgment of one's limitations and lowliness in the great scheme of things and a realization that power over other human beings is a dangerous thing, always to be exercised with utmost caution. The Amish, as well as monks, Eastern and Western, cultivate humility because they know they have a duty toward what is larger than themselves. Leo Babauta of the foregone grooming products cultivates simplicity because it makes him feel "happier," as he writes on his website. For humble people, their own happiness or other personal feelings are secondary.

Aka, how not to win friends and influence people among the SMRT-set.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

it's a poor craftsman who blames his tools


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Monday, April 19, 2010

bright lights

Pardon the lack of references;  Via the four winds and the intarnets.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I dislike a lot about higher education

Dan Hoover channels Ambrose Bierce and breaks the yearly admissions news release down... [via]


garden and home


Thursday, April 08, 2010

Coolography 35 - Pure and Unadulterated Awesome

The Thrill of Flying the SR-71 Blackbird

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The life and times of Benjamin Franklin

Given Franklin's somewhat bohemian life, I'm not sure how an outsider would have graded him out on chastity, but his virtues aimed fairly high. [via]

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Coolography 34


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

So we beat on, boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past

Auren Hoffman on how to run effective meetings.



Good job, doods. It may be a little bumpy (Get better Cliff!) but I think it's going to be a pretty fun ride this year for the Seattle Mariners. I'd be happy with a well-contended 2nd place, and I think they have a legitimate shot at 1st and an appearance in October. Fingers crossed!


Monday, April 05, 2010

get your strut on

I love Dan Edmunds's nerdy suspension discourses.  Here's one on Buick's new setup.


Thursday, April 01, 2010

Who was that chef on Northern Exposure

He doesn't post very often, but the results are pretty spectacular.