Friday Inspiration, Vol. 24

I saw Andy Maser’s film about Joe Riis at the 5Point Film Festival last weekend—a great glimpse into a wildlife photographer’s passion.

“The use of sarcasm, in fact, appears to promote creativity for those on both the giving and receiving end of the exchange. Instead of avoiding snarky remarks completely, our research suggests that, used with care and in moderation, clever quips can trigger creative sparks.”
Francesca Gino, Sarcasm Spurs Creative Thinking, Scientific American

As of a few days ago, I am a big fan of this guy’s mountain- and water-inspired linoleum block print art.

“Did we pound the ground with fists and feet and kick the bike and curse the heavens for our misfortune? No, of course not. We had just gotten from Bellingham to Seattle on a $2 bus ticket, $10 worth of bikes, a free patch kit, and a block of cheese.”
Chris Kalman, The $5 Garage Sale Bike Adventure, Adventure Journal

Ken Ilgunas makes an argument for the U.S. to consider a “right to roam” policy like Scotland (and Sweden, Finland, Norway, etc.).

A brief history of all the places in the United States named “Hell’s Half Acre.”


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