Instead of inundating friends and family with emails, I’m going to start gathering interesting links into posts. Hey, all the cool bloggers are doing it! Most of these will probably be something a friend sent me. I’m fortunate enough to have plenty of smart and interesting friends.
The first link is from The Simple Dollar, a blog I’ve been reading for at least 2 years. Trent zeros in on a poignant truth – a tendency to treat sports equipment purchases as winning ‘half the battle.’ In reality, the battle hasn’t even started – you’re just out of a chunk of cash, and there’s less space in your residence.
Second link, also from The Simple Dollar, talks about how trying to be rich, just like trying to be famous or wise, is a loosing game. You might even wind up looking like a buffoon – there aren’t many more funny/sad images than somebody who only thinks they are rich or famous or wise. Do what you do, do it well, and fame and/or fortune might follow.
When we have kids, one of the things I’m eagerly looking forward to is teaching them life skills, so that they can take care of themseves. It pretty sad to see a young person, on their own for the first time in his/her life, not being able to do basic things like preparing food or doing laundry. Boys seem to struggle with this more than girls. In that spirit, Prime magazine’s Six Supposedly Feminine Skills That Every Man Should Master is a great start.