Friday Inspiration, Vol. 235

[Screen capture from Rim 2 Rim 2 Rim: Quarantine Ultra Run ]

Kip’s plan to do the Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon got postponed because of Covid, so he did it in his garage instead and made this fun 1-minute short. (video)

I’m teaching a writing and creativity course for the Freeflow Institute on the Rogue River at the end of September—we’re still working out what it will look like on the river, but I’m cautiously optimistic. More information here.

David Byrne and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus perform “One Fine Day” and I don’t know, it just feels perfect for right now (h/t Brain Pickings)

Freakonomics Radio: Why we gravitate toward reading negative news and what do do about it (podcast)

The players’ anthem: when Marvin Gaye sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the 1983 NBA All-Star Game (from 2018)

Twitter thread:Face it. At this point in quarantine, you definitely have a favorite spoon. Here’s mine.

Fun series of New York Times pieces about 14 ways we’re getting through these terrible times and even finding some … JOY.”

Wynton Marsalis picks 12 Essential Jazz Recordings, in which he refers to Duke Ellington as “All-time baddest motherfucker.”

The Top 50 Sports Documentaries of All Time (h/t

I wrote/drew a post on washing dishes yesterday, and it includes Maya Angelou, a Zen story, Anthony Bourdain, and several charts about our approaches to washing dishes.


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