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Alone with Bob Dylan

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Alone with Bob Dylan

The Swedish film series Experiment Ensam (Experiment Alone) explores how much of our enjoyment comes from company. Among other experiments, they arranged for Bob Dylan to play a concert for one man. (via Kottke)

Are you a person who does things on your own? If so, I’m curious about what types of...

8 Fun Places to Eat in San Francisco

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8 Fun Places to Eat in San Francisco

As part of my Life List goal of getting to know my city like the back of my hand, I’m collecting 100 of the best things to taste in San Francisco. These are 11-18:

Let’s go somewhere delicious and fun.

1. Pork Shumai at New Asia, $4.50 New Asia is...

Links For You

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Links For You

Artist photoshops herself into her mother’s childhood photos. (Daughter left, mom right.)

The Suitsy A business suit onesie, for men who’ve given up on getting laid.

Have you considered Tiny Cheese? A low commitment, low cost way to...

Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

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Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway

The best parts of Green Hills of Africa by Ernest Hemingway:

‘The people one would see if one saw whom one wished to see. You know all of those people? You must know them.’ ‘Some of them,’ I said. ‘Some in Paris. Some in Berlin.’ I did not wish...

With traditional fishermen Laka Tana Bahir Dar, Ethiopia June…

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With traditional fishermen
Laka Tana
Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
June…

With traditional fishermen

Laka Tana

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

June 2014 

Photo: Jennifer James

Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

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Seating Arrangements by Maggie Shipstead

Hey look, it’s a contemporary author who has me waiting for her next novel. That doesn’t happen often.

I recently read Maggie’s Astonish Me, and while we wait for her next book, I thought I’d post my favorite parts of her first book, Seating Arrangements:

How had she,...

Friday! Links

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Friday! Links

If you don’t have time to watch the whole thing, advance to 5:20 for Emma Stone’s version of “All I do is Win” by by DJ Khaled.

Now that, is a great idea.

Fascinating article about having a stroke at 33, via kottke.

Good idea for a DIY calendar journal, would be...

Give Him the Word that I’m Not a Rover

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Give Him the Word that I’m Not a Rover

I woke to “Mr. Sandman” running through my head, but it was the Permanent Waves version from Family Ties, where Skippy butts in on the lyrics.

Mr. Sandman YEEEESSS?! Bring me a dream

That episode, Band on the Run, aired in 1987. It’s the one where Alex tries to manage Jennifer’s...

Reporting for a Divided Nation

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Reporting for a Divided Nation

I came across this quote recently in The Week. It’s from From Why I Decided Reporting Was No Longer Worth the Risk by Tom A. Peter for The New Republic.

I’ve often wondered about the risks that reporters, myself included, take in order to cover war. In the wake of death, these...

Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

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Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott

The best parts of Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year by Anne Lamott:

Little by little I think I’m letting go of believing that I’m in charge, that I’m God’s assistant football coach. It’s so incredibly hard to let go of one’s passion for control. It...

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