The internet is getting a little boring, right? I might be alone here, but sites from news sources to Facebook are bent on showing you the highlights, and just the highlights. I have a few blogs that I love, but recently I’ve been completely in love with Open Culture, a website that is a clearing house for all things inspiring, informational, and importantly FREE, on the web.
aka The ATX, the City of Ideas, Silicon Hills
This summer I fell in love with one of the farthest flung neighborhoods of New York City, the Far Rockaways. I have always maintained that NYC would hem me in too much to want to live there, but as I told my friend when we were there “I could do this.” Sadly, just a couple months later the Rockaways suffered some of the most severe damage from hurricane Sandy.
I take my style cues from anyone over seventy years of age. I figure anyone who has been dressing themselves four decades longer than I have knows a thing or two more about style, comfort, and individuality than I do. So one of my favorite fashion blogs to scroll through for ideas is Advanced Style.
I love unusual, smartly designed, and lovingly made clothes. I’d prefer to buy less and buy better. Read More
This is an ode to an unlikely love. I used to hate thee, New Balance. You were the shoes my dad wore exclusively, to church, to school plays, to the beach, to wander around the house in his underwear. How I hated you.
“We’re not dead yet!” said The Novel. It’s true. I read. My friends read. Young Americans are still reading. But the question lies in how to get people interested in new novels, how to catch their attention in the world of social media and digital tethering. Read More
There are those few certain purveryors of goods that I internet stalk once every couple months, drool over, and then convince myself that student loans come first. But I’ve been thinking more and more about the worthiness of certain items for a little more cash for a lot longer life. Read More
I read (or at least scroll through) a ton of blogs, and I realized it’s time to give some cred to the best of these, for without them I’m be a sorrowfully uninformed and uninteresting person. Most of these are hardly obscure, but there are still many who haven’t stumbled across their amazingness. Read More