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Daily Dose of Inspiration

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by downndirty, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. downndirty

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    Upon Scootah's mention, I started reading http://goodmenproject.com/. I am now a dedicated follower and I have read at least two articles from there every day (at work, but still). I also enjoy the occaisional Art of Manliness article, and http://www.dumblittleman.com and <a class="postlink" href="http://zenhabits.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://zenhabits.net</a>.

    Reading this stuff each day helps me to focus, center and relax. I also learn valuable perspectives, life management techniques and every now and again, things like how to blacksmith.

    FOCUS: Daily reads for inspiration or learnin'.
     
  2. DrFrylock

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    Sadly I don't really have any of these. I mostly look at my Vanguard account. If I'm up a little too much, I say "fuck, I should move this all into bonds." If I'm down a little bit, I say "fuck, I should have moved all that into bonds."
     
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    I got a link to this from another idiot here, so thanks to whoever first posted it.

    <a class="postlink" href="http://rulesformyunbornson.tumblr.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://rulesformyunbornson.tumblr.com/</a>

    Short and poignant posts, and all are worth reading.
     
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    By far, I am most excited when something new from Rands In Repose shows up in my RSS feed.
     
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    For me, it's cracked.com/ for learning new things, and mrsatanism.com/ for my daily dose of funny.
    Those, in addition to the automotive messageboards I frequent.
     
  6. Dyson004

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    The Atlantic -I'm a big fan of Ta-nehisi Coates. He writes for the Atlantic and is author of The Beautiful Struggler. I've met Ta-nehisi when he's come through DC a couple of times. He's a great guy, and his book and some of his blog posts really captures my feelings about my changing socioeconomic status since I've entered graduate school. (From poor to lower middle class.) He's articulated thoughts and feelings that I'm simply not talented enough to craft, such as:

    I also like his musings on A Culture of Poverty.

    The Dish- I enjoy reading Andrew Sullivan. He's a gay man with a conservative lean. I don't always agree with his opinions but he crafts a very persuasive arguments for his perspective.

    Racialicious- I was introduced to this blog through Ta-nehisi and a close friend. It examines race in popular culture and does a good job, particularly the series "Has Class Trumped Race?"

    The Couch Sessions- The Couch Sessions help me stay on top of stuff happening in the DC area. Their focus is on non-mainstream hip hop. Their latest post is on the 6th annual "DC Loves Dilla" tribute which I had the pleasure of going to last week.

    Very Smart Brothas- They provide a male prospective on relationships, dating, and whatnot. One of the writers (The Champ) writes for The Good Men Project.