6 Discoveries From Near and Far, Volume V
I. Around the World
Things I found on long walks in foreign cities, or perhaps when someone posted them on Twitter.
- Interview with David Foster Wallace — “Somehow we’ve allowed the culture to teach us that the point of living is to get as much as you can and experience as much pleasure as you can, and the implicit promise is that will make you happy”
- Learning the Law without Law School — For the aspiring lawyers who’d prefer to skip the whole school thing
- A goat hitching a ride on a bicycle in Ethiopia — Totally normal, right?
- Wearable Tributes to Iconic Books — An awesome Kickstarter project (and also a world record for the longest tattoo chain!)
- Meet Edgar — A new business project from our friend @LKR
- Pie for House — Help Meg find a place to live in Portland, and she’ll make pie for you every month for a whole year (!)
II. On the Blog
A few posts you may have missed on the blog this week.
- The Opposite of Loneliness — “We can’t, we MUST not lose this sense of possibility because in the end, it’s all we have.”
- Mini City Guides: Hobart, Tasmania — The first in a new series explores “accessibly obscure” places nominated by AONC readers
- The Confirm Button Never Disappoints — When plagued by indecision, just choose something.
- Volunteering Abroad: On the Road with Shannon O’Donnell — A longtime friend of the blog takes us behind the scenes on her recent trek through East Africa
III. A Blast from the Past
Something from the AONC archives.
- Worth It All — Sometimes it’s hard to know if it’s all worth it. You’re out in the woodshed, slaving away on this thing you love, night and day. But does anyone else care? Will anyone else care?