Anxiety and depression are lurkers. For years, I suspected something was wrong with me and I just couldn't figure out what it was. Strike that. Nothing was wrong with me, but I did need help. It took me until May 2018—way too long—to sheepishly mention something to my doctor. Like everyone else I have talked […]
My habits have become terrible. All of my idle moments are filled with Twitter, Instagram, and endless mindless games of Microsoft Solitaire (which is the best handheld solitaire game I have found to date and please don't download it for your own sake and sanity just DON'T DO IT). So it's time for some change. […]
As part of the monthlong celebration of my birth, I got to enjoy a Scotch tasting session at our favorite bar in Chattanooga. The session begins at 6 p.m. and I figured, “Hey, why not make a day of it?” I packed a small bag with all the necessities: MacBook Pro, notebook, pen, pencil, and […]
David Gilmour’s guitar collection comes to auction | Christie’s: Christie’s to auction more than 120 guitars from the personal collection of the Pink Floyd singer and songwriter, including the iconic Fender Stratocaster played on The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals and The Wall David Gilmour’s 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster has earned its […]
I can’t take credit for this, but I don’t want to forget it either. Each character’s association with social media is damn near perfect!
Little Stones for 2019: I live in New England. We have tiny stone walls criss crossing the fields and forests. There are thousands of miles of two foot tall Hobbit walls just outside my door that attest to our history as really poor farm land. When I first moved here it really struck me that […]
The poise of this 15-year-old addressing the UN is amazing and her words spank the grownups who are too immature to properly address climate change.
Let The Oatmeal help you forget about Christopher Columbus and celebrate this federal holiday appropriately.
I saw this years ago and thought about it just the other day for no reason. Honesty in advertising is awesome.
via WIL WHEATON dot NET Wil Wheaton continues to be a positive spark in the world with this recent post: not in our stars, but in ourselves – WIL WHEATON dot NET. Here’s an excerpt: Remember how magical and humbling and inspiring it felt to just go outside specifically to look at the stars and planets, […]
The nation has been held in thrall this week by the senate hearings surrounding the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. President Trump nominated Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford accuses him of what could be a series of charges from attempted rape to attempted murder. The hearings […]
It’s easy to get sucked into the YouTube hole of TED Talks to watch enlightened individuals bless viewers with their wisdom. Boy howdy do they have a lot of wisdom to share. This clever life hack will eliminate the need to watch any more of those 15-minute talks. These two videos will change your life! […]
tl;dr The US is doomed…probably. My Thoughts I named this site Carrying Stones for a number of reasons. The current White House Administration las lobbed boulder after boulder in every direction. I fear we may all drown in stones if we cannot come together to carry them. If we fail to carry these heavy stones […]
I have two iPhone photography tips for you. They aren’t technical and will improve your photos. Stop holding your phone like a phone to take pictures. Turn it 90 degrees clockwise and hold it like a camera. Hold it firmly with both hands and use the “volume up” button as your shutter. Wasn’t that easy? […]
Typography for Everyone Makes Texts Much Easier to Read | NOUPE: The starting point for the observation is always the continuous text, which is what we write into the p-tags on the web. This text is the index, meaning it keeps the font size of 100 percent. All other elements are derived from that. According […]
Collection: M. C. Escher (1898-1972). Prints and Drawings / Institution: Boston Public Library – Digital Commonwealth Search Results Cool. via kottke.org
After reading Wired’s article It’s Time For an RSS Revival I’ve been reconsidering my RSS setup. Shaun Inman’s Fever has served my RSS needs since June 2012. Shaun marked Fever’s end of life in December 2016. I’ve been holding onto it ever since and will continue to keep it running on my host provider, but […]
Omni Roadmap 2018 – The Omni Group: Welcome! Each January, we like to pause and reflect on the past year’s accomplishments and to share a roadmap of our plans for the coming year. There’s a lot to share this year—particularly about our plans for OmniFocus in 2018—so let’s dive right in! It’s been an exciting […]
The Trumps asked to borrow a Van Gogh but the Guggenheim offered a solid gold toilet instead. – The Washington Post: The curator’s alternative: an 18-karat, fully functioning, solid gold toilet — an interactive work titled “America” that critics have described as pointed satire aimed at the excess of wealth in this country. For a […]