Mickey Mantle — The Better Version

Austin Kleon blogged recently about trying to explain to his 5-year-old that artists — in this case, Kraftwerk — are no different from the rest of us, and that meeting them might not be as pleasing as one would think. Kleon quotes Wendell Berry, who wrote “I am a man as crude as any,” andRead more

The Importance of Being Envious

My friend Steve Perras posted a picture on Facebook the other day of himself and his wife, Judy, in Paris, and it bothered me. In fact, it still does. There’s an element of envy in it, but it’s not that simple. In fact, I’m happy for them. Although I see them only once a yearRead more