Wednesday, June 17, 2009

There is some good reading on the web, really...

There's a lot of drivel out there written by folks with opinions (including yours truly), but there have been a couple of nice pieces recently that are worthy of spending a few minutes of your day reading.

One is a New York Times bit called "The Case for Working With Your Hands," by Matthew B. Crawford. His story really hits home for me.

The other is a offers a bit more levity. The Death of Angry Bike Mechanics is a nice piece of satire with some truth on Outside Magazine on-line. I have been known to throw up my hands (or throw something) in desperation when something just seems stupid, but I too have mellowed. Haven't thrown anything in, well, to tell you the truth, I can't throw anything because I have something wrong with my rotator cuff on my throwing arm and I look like a girl when I throw with my left arm. Not that there's anything wrong with that...

(What's playing: The Derailers Corn Pickin')

2 comments:

mhandsco said...

Thanks for the link to the Crawford piece. I'll reflect on that one for a bit.

Anonymous said...

I liked both of those, Mike. Thanks for sharing.