Calvin's second coolest buddy named Brian writes this amazing list of things every year. You should check it out and follow my lead and subscribe to Brian's emails. -B
I'm lowkey trying to convince someone to get this as a tattoo. The whole collection is amazing. I'm in love with the overall aesthetic. -B
Part of the reason this collection is so delightful is Dickinson's (inherent?) eye for composition. Several, but not all, of these pages have a visual rhythm that designers would appreciate. -C
Courtesy of Joe D. comes a great overview of the different distilleries making various bourbons, whiskeys and ryes in the Tennessee and Kentucky area. Covered for instance is the reason Jack Daniels is a Tennessee Whiskey instead of a Bourbon and how to buy pre-Papi for $32 a gallon. -Brian
British lady wanders the world writing travel novels in the 19th century and among other things has a fling with a rocky mountain outlaw. -Brian
Most bonds have a defined end date but occassionally bonds are issued that pay interest in perpetuity. One of these was issued in 1648 and is still paying interest; although the few bucks a year that comes to Yale (which has the bond in one of their libraries) highlights the power of inflation over time.
If you like this sort of monetary history, for further reading I recommend the excellent Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson. He covers the development of money and financial markets from ancient times through the present. Amazon Link Here -Brian
Katie and I are semi-seriously considering having a giant Renaissance-style oil painting of our family made for our living room. That would be amazing, right? -Brian
Excellent toy reviews from a trusted source. Safe to say that I'll be getting Avery all of these things at some point. Thanks to my little sis for the link. – Calvin
Not only is this an awesome story full of challenges and (literally) hope, it also takes place in our hometown of Memphis -Courtesy of Katie F... Calvin & Brian
I think this is where I'm also supposed to say something like Number 6 will shock you! I'm nominally against sharing articles that begin with "X Fun Facts" where X = any real number but I ended up at this article after diving down a reddit rabbit hole. Someone posted a picture of a rooftop nook to r/cozyplaces which caused u/just_a_thought4U to spend a bunch of hours trying to triangulate what building in NYC the shot was taken from. The answer? The San Remo (the two towers on the edge of Central Park). Here's the original reddit thread if you're interested.
Did you know The San Remo was built in 1929, was sold during the depression for just $25,000, and once denied Madonna residency because she didn't fit the image of the building? Apartments there now go for $25M+ (of course they do...). -Brian
I've been reading several articles by Yonatan Zunger on Medium lately. I like his posts because they make me think, but don't think that just because I'm sharing them means I agree with everything in them. In fact, I tend to share things that go directly against what I think or believe because it made me reconsider/re-evaluate why I think or believe those things in the first place.
Aaaannnddd back to the article at hand. This one proposes that "Tolerance is not a moral absolute; it is a peace treaty." Give it a read and let me know what you think.