Archive for November 2010

#  An Awesome Book of Thanks! →

November 18th, 2010 at 9:25 // In Worth Seeing 

I told you about Dallas Clayton’s awesome picture book last year. Well, he just released an even more awesome book (which you can, just like the last one, see in it’s entirety online for free).

(via LoneGunman Mini)

#  The Evolving Friendship →

November 15th, 2010 at 21:05 // In Worth Considering 

There’s much in this article I dislike, but this paragraph is undeniably interesting:

We have ceased to believe that a friend’s highest purpose is to summon us to the good by offering moral advice and correction. We practice, instead, the nonjudgmental friendship of unconditional acceptance and support—”therapeutic” friendship, in Robert N. Bellah’s scornful term. We seem to be terribly fragile now. A friend fulfills her duty, we suppose, by taking our side—validating our feelings, supporting our decisions, helping us to feel good about ourselves. We tell white lies, make excuses when a friend does something wrong, do what we can to keep the boat steady. We’re busy people; we want our friendships fun and friction-free.

(Started here, got to here, which sent me here)

#  We’re All Negros →

November 9th, 2010 at 17:27 // In Worth Considering 

James Fallows is gathering non-verbal cues that allow you to guess a person’s nationality. Apparently Americans are given away by their open and free style of walking. But this quote, only sort of representative of the rest of his post, had to be pulled:

Carl Jung said that white Americans walk like Negroes, talk like Negroes and laugh like Negroes. Now Carl Jung was from Switzerland, where they make the real white people.

#  Disunion →

November 1st, 2010 at 20:08 // In Worth Knowing 

The New York Times is having modern historians retell the (American) Civil War as it happened 150 years ago, with documents from the period. I’m not sold, but I’m certainly intrigued and going to give it the old college try.

(via Daring Fireball)