Read on for entirely unhelpful explanations of computers, windows, and cars. Because I’m here to make your life better.
Yesterday on Twitter, someone asked me to explain coffee. Okay, they probably weren’t asking me in particular, but I was there and I took it as a personal challenge.
I happen to know a thing or two about coffee, having had a long, slow-burning romance with it.
Did I succeed in explaining it?
I assume so. The person asking hasn’t been seen since.
I had so much fun explaining coffee that I’ve decided to explain some other things for your delight and edification. Enjoy.
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This is my take on an article by The Art of Manliness on “dangerous” activities you should let your kids do. But I’m not a parent, so what do I know.
The Art of Manliness published a new post recently with the title “23 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do”. I don’t have kids, but who could resist that title?
If you ignore the blatant misconception that parents “let” their children do things–in fact, kids do things and sometimes their parents find out afterwards–the article makes some excellent points.
Stopping kids doing anything that could vaguely be considered dangerous is likely to result in fragile adults who lack the confidence to deal with life’s challenges.
Let’s consider the activities The Art of Manliness thinks children should be allowed to do.
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Cars are an amazing invention. With no effort on your part, they can take you all over the country. Shame they cause global warming and all that.
On one level, I enjoy the natural environment. I love unspoiled forests, quaint coastal towns that will need more canoes and taller gumboots when sea levels rise, and being able to breathe.
I know traffic congestion interferes with people’s quality of life and I’m familiar with the pleasure of walking or cycling to one’s destination.
On another level, I realise how freaking awesome cars are.
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