💻 Especially out West, water supplies are shrinking at a frightening rate. But there sits Chicago, right on the largest source of fresh water in the nation. The city offers outstanding water security. But even the Second City suffers from being in the Midwest with its unexciting reputation. People are far more likely to move to Chicago than to other Midwestern cities — but they don’t move there at nearly the same rates as they do to LA or Phoenix or Austin. Pete Saunders explains. Read Welcome to “Chicagwa”
💻 An innocent joke sent Derek Sivers down a rabbit hole that defined his life in some key ways. Read The joke that changed my life
💻 Herman Martinus has journaled every day for six straight years. He describes the many benefits to him of doing that. It’s remarkable to me how much his benefits parallel the benefits I receive from near-daily blogging. Read Observations on 6 years of journaling
📷 When you live in Bavaria, Bavaria is not exotic. But when you live half a world away, it is exotic. It’s even more exotic to Amerikaner like me when you photograph it with an old German leaf-shutter 35mm SLR. Reinhold Graf shares his images. Read A Voigtländer Ultramatic hiking in Bavaria
📷 arh puts the Minolta XG-9 35mm SLR through its paces. He especially likes its large, bright viewfinder. Read The Silky Smooth Minolta XG 9
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