Friday Inspiration, Vol. 246

screen capture from No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley DIRECTORS CUT
Courtney Dauwalter’s speedy attempt at the Colorado Trail + 7 other links

In honor of Bob Marley’s 75th birthday this year and of International Reggae Day (which was July 1), we now have an official video for No Woman, No Cry (video)

Courtney Dauwalter started Wednesday at about 2 p.m. on an attempt at the Fastest Known Time on the Colorado Trail—she has to beat the previous mark of 8 days and 30 minutes (if my math is correct, she’ll have to finish by approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 13). You can follow her progress here.

The story of Milorad Cavic, which is the story of the swimmer who lost the 2008 Olympics 100-meter butterfly to Michael Phelps by one one-hundredth of a second, and how it was so controversial, people are still thinking (and talking) about it.

Ultrarunner Finds Woman Who Was Missing in Idaho Wilderness For a Week (thanks, Justin)

Repairing a decaying basketball court with the Japanese art of kintsugi

I can’t imagine this is going to be healthy but I can imagine it being interesting: Cheetos is creating its own macaroni and cheese

My friend Anna Brones has been painting wonderful blue watercolors of imaginary islands, and she’s selling print sets and “Polaroids” of them.

Someone recently reminded me of this blog post I wrote back in 2013, when my grandmother was still around but dealing with some health issues. I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude this year, when my universe has shrunk considerably, but I still have so much to be thankful for, and re-reading this reminds me of that.

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—Brendan

 

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