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”
One of my favorite Alpinist features, The Giri-Giri Boys, from 2008, is finally online.
UK friends: I’ll be speaking at this year’s Kendal Mountain Festival in a few weeks. See you there?