Our approach to learning new things — like, say, making maple syrup — could fairly be called a “Learning-Based Approach,” and could perhaps more honestly be described as “slightly willy-nilly.” It goes generally like this: Get interested in new hobby or skill Read just a little bit online Buy the
An article by Alexandra Seven on Russia Beyond the Headlines looks at the traditional homes of indigenous Siberian nomad families, with some really great photos. She describes the traditional structures: Siberian nomads made their traditional homes – chums, yarangas and yurts – from animal skins, wood, hair and wool. The frame was always wooden.
Our friend Steve is a dirtbag. Like, really dirty and really baggy. Like, who-let-him-into-the-yurt dirty. Maybe you’re a dirtbag too. Or maybe you’re just sociologically curious about that strange fringe of the population. Either way, he recently started a blog that is worth adding to your subscription list, in which he documents
Writer Erik Reece has a new book, just released today, about his road trip structured around modern-day utopian communities in the U.S. Road trip and egalitarian communities? I guess I know what I’m doing with my day. The Atlantic also published an essay adapted from the book (titled Utopia Drive), an episode