Friday Inspiration, Vol. 151

You’re lucky if you’re as stoked about anything as Charles Post is about migrating raptors (video):

“There’s a deeper reason, I’ve come to think, that so many people don’t have hobbies: We’re afraid of being bad at them. Or rather, we are intimidated by the expectation — itself a hallmark of our intensely public, performative age — that we must actually be skilled at what we do in our free time.”
—Tim Wu, In Praise of Mediocrity

Alpinist checks out my friend Chris Kalman’s novella, “As Above, So Below”

Why side projects should be stupid

A Twitter account comparing actor Chris Evans to golden retrievers

One of my favorite Alpinist features, The Giri-Giri Boys, from 2008, is finally online.

An In-Depth Study of Tom Hardy’s Neverending Efforts to Hide His Face

UK friends: I’ll be speaking at this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival in a few weeks. See you there?