Digest 10/30/09


No need to reinvent the wheel. During the week, I collect my five favorite articles and then post them Friday. Look for a wide spectrum, and I welcome you to send suggestions.

1.  Those whales I was talking about. Epic.

2. FM “Bunny” Allen was one of the last great white hunters and a notorious lothario in Africa. From the FM Allen newsletter Camp Smoke. The whole issue is worth reading. Highly entertaining and informative. Here’s a good one to start with: The Legend of the Little Bastard, aka the car the killed James Dean.

3. Shout out to CU economist Christopher Barrett. He is brilliant, Google Scholar him. I also like the way this article starts out, too, with the age-old fish adage. Incidentally, I was, this past Tuesday, at an Ashoka meeting, during which they expressed their own motto to “support the person that would change the entire fishing industry.” Good thinking.

4. Beautiful art photos from Ashes and Snow, supported by none other than Rolex.

5.  In the spirit of Halloween, an article that more-than-mentions death metal rockers Slayer. Dance with the Devil by Josh Max is archived on the Happy Days blog on NY Times that I am so constantly impressed with. I went to a couple of GWAR concerts in Seattle back in the day and rest assured I did not leave ‘happy.’ But that’s the whole point of the Happy Days blog–cataloging the search for contentment in its many forms in the face of the economic and other insecurities of the day.

Holiday season is officially here! Have a safe and fun Halloween to all my friends around the world, may you have more treats than tricks. Courtney


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