Monthly Archives: January 2015
A friend from my Cairo days and avid diver shared a longer piece about freediving by journalist and author James Nestor (thanks Linda!). Nestor argues that We are, truly, born to dive. I’m familiar with the argument but the piece is well written and introduced me … Continue reading
Simone van Saarloos writes columns that I always read, not always like, but often do, and off and on she manages a beauty. Her latest is one of those. Won’t reblog it in total this time, just some fragments. The core … Continue reading
Just too stunning not to share. Originally published on quartz: The vastness of space is so expansive, so inconceivable, that frankly, it makes humanity’s lot in the universe seem pretty tiny and pointless. Amplifying that sense of insignificance, NASA has released its … Continue reading
I pontificate on trail trends, self-define as a trail runner, but for quite a while now have spend nearly all my time in mega urban environments. So with the occasional exception of a holiday or work trip run all of … Continue reading
When I look out of my window, this time of year, it’s way too often a grey haze. So Jia Zhangke‘s short video hits home.
No, I wouldn’t write about this again if it weren’t for a good reason. The reason being that I entered an essay contest by Geoff Roes to come up with a response to the seemingly unanswerable (he’s got that right) ‘what’s the … Continue reading
I’ve written more than enough about making an environment your own by exploring it on foot, and will not add to that. But underlying all the blabbering is my experience that it’s fun to be out in fascinating cityscapes. The juxtapositions, … Continue reading
Josh Izenberg is a filmmaker based in San Francisco. “Slomo,” which is his first documentary, has received more than a dozen awards including Best Documentary Short by the International Documentary Association and the jury award for best short documentary at … Continue reading
An article on quartz about An Atlas Of The Human Body That Maps Where We Feel Emotions pointed me to this scientific article by Finnish researchers on using heat maps to visualize the experience of emotions.
I somewhat follow a blog by a ranting US statistician with many stereotypical US obsessions (religion being a major one), don’t ask me why, but his quirky taste for visuals does play into it. A recent post on predictions was headed … Continue reading