What I learned this week, December 21, 2012

Read a harrowing short story in a collection by Joyce Carol Oates the other night. It was literary in structure and style, but a crime thriller in effect. If I could, this is what I would write.

Spider Boy – from the New Yorker

High Lonesome, a great collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates

High Lonesome, a great collection of short stories by Joyce Carol Oates


This is from the Deep Ellum Brewing Company’s first anniversary party. Candy and I are in there, but you have to look quick.

Deep Ellum Brewing Company's Lineup

Deep Ellum Brewing Company’s Lineup


I feel like such a nerd, commuting to work on a bicycle. At least I’m not the only one.

LeBron James says he bikes to most Heat home games to stay in shape


Ever since seeing the wonderful movie Tampopo, I’ve been bummed that Dallas has a lack of places to get decent Ramen. Finally, that seems to be coming to an end.
Dallas to Finally Get a Dedicated Ramen Spot

Even better, the place seems to be a product of the couple that did the cool Wicked Po’ Boys place here in Richardson.




Speed

In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.

—-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Skater, French Quarter, New Orleans

Skater, French Quarter, New Orleans

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

—-Mahatma Gandhi

America is all about speed. Hot, nasty, badass speed.

—-Will Ferrell

If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough.

—-Mario Andretti