Sunday, August 22, 2010

Five Underrated Reads

GOOD takes its title seriously. The content brings a solution-oriented take to societal progressions, small towns and entire cultures included. Soppy feel-good puff stories are left behind for the local 5 o'clock news. If you can, grab the community issue published two or three issues ago.  

The Fresh Xpress -
FreshXpress' commentary is top notch, even if the title conjures images of neon-colored bicycle hats and four-knuckled name-rings. Writers tackle light and weighty issues directly and intelligently without coming across as crass or falling into an empty, politically correct faux pas of a shell. Seasoned alphabet-channel journalists don't make me learn, laugh, or think this hard. FX pulls a hat trick every week.   

I'm nowhere near 50 years old and yet AARP engages me on a personal level.  My favorite thing about the mag is its low BS tolernace. AARP has a light, life-is-first tone that's casually substantive and not as self-important as a young chap like me. I guess if you've been around for 50 years and longer, you've seen enough to know what is and isn't worthwhile.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Mr. Clean

Taking out the trash. Turning rust to gold. All in a day's work. 

Read the article at Fortune.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ignorance By Degrees

So true. And I say this as I'm starting my own graduate education. But since the system makes money selling dreams, so stays the system.

Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal.