People who often say they’re “too busy” or “crazy busy” sound like buzzing busy signals. And when you start sounding like an appliance, it makes it hard to connect with you. My reaction to your busy signal is much like that of Mindy Kaling, who sees stress as non-conversation:
No one ever…
How to Build an Ice Hotel
In the tiny arctic village of Jukkasjärvi, Sweden, dusk lasts most of the day at this time of year. Against the dramatic and ever-evolving pink and purple sky sits a structure that looks like a cross between a sleek nightclub and an igloo from outer space: Lapland’s storied IceHotel, the world’s largest and longest-running luxury hotel made entirely of frozen water.
THIS IS GORGEOUS!
Made In Sweden
Last Lynx - Killing Switch
EZ Tiger is back! Los Angeles power trio, debut album produced by Scott Bennett! Stay tuned for 2013 show dates.
This is the best music I’ve heard in a long time!
Listen to Songs Above Water by Silver and Gold.
In a blog post titled “Dig Deeper: Same Wisdom Applied to Sexual Risk Avoidance as Wildfire,” Colorado-Springs-based evangelical group Focus on the Family thoughtfully reminds us a savage inferno isn’t the only thing ragin’ in these woods.
(original photo by Carol M. Highsmith, subsequently doctored by MoJo)
BOOK ‘EM Artist Alicia Martin’s work, “Biografies,” comprising about 7,000 books that appear to flow out a window in Madrid, Spain. (Photo: Solent News via The Telegraph)
My friend Ryan Mayers did this excellent short doc on seniors and the value of laughter in their lives. It’s so sweet!
Heartwarming Tearjerker of the Day: The sheer cliffs at the mouth of Sydney Harbor have long been a popular Australian suicide spot. But they’re about to get a lot more deadly — the local man who is credited with talking at least 160 people out of killing themselves since 1964 died this week.
Window-watcher Don Ritchie, known as the Angel of the Gap, could spot the troubled ones from his home across the street; he’d wander down to the cliff-edge and calmly ask, “Can I help you in some way?” More often then not, he could. He’d chat with them a bit, then invite them back to his place for a cup of tea.
“My ambition has always been to just get them away from the edge, to buy them time, to give them the opportunity to reflect and give them the chance to realize that things might look better the next morning,” Ritchie once said. “You just can’t sit there and watch them. You’ve got to try and save them.”