Friday Inspiration 346

An astronaut’s glove has been floating in space since 1965, and this short film is a wonderful piece of art about it (video)


I am running the NYC Marathon to raise money for the American Cancer Society again this year, and if you make a tax-deductible donation to help with the fundraising, you get a free signed book (or two). There are a limited number of books available and the fundraiser will shut off when I’m out of them, but as of right now, if donate $50, you’ll get a signed copy of my book I Hate Running and You Can Too, and if you donate $75, you’ll get a signed copy of I Hate Running and You Can Too and a signed copy of my new book, Have Fun Out There Or Not: The Semi-Rad Running Essays. Here’s the link for more information.

Books: I Hate Running and You Can Too, an Have Fun Out There Or Not


I never knew this story about Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s death, but here it is in very brief, cartoon form (thanks, Mike)

The person who posted this short video wrote, simply, “More parks should have people playing death metal cello in their underwear,” and I have nothing to add.

Should I Bring Anything To The Dinner Tonight Or Just My Crippling Anxiety?

This may not be news to everyone, but I, for one, was unaware that the art of sculpting butter goes back centuries

Here’s a list of the most banned books in the United States in 2021, 2020, and 2019, if you’re looking for some book recommendations

This is a fun music-video romp up Colorado’s Crestone Needle, which Kyle Richardson makes look like a trot through a neighborhood park, which I guess it kind of is, for him anyway

I wrote an essay about arguing yesterday, and a very wise piece of advice someone gave me one time five or so years ago