March 24, 2009
More free things.
I’m relatively new to the whole Gumtree thing. Essentially it’s a classified website offering jobs, flats, cars all that kind of stuff. But there is a ‘Freebie’ section, worth checking out. My personal favourite is 15 foot Boa Constrictor offered here
March 16, 2009
His life was documented first in Jon Krakaurer’s book, and then in Sean Penn’s film both titled ‘Into the Wild’. I haven’t seen the film, but found the book fascinating, the life of this nomad so enticing that I just wanted to lock up the shop I was working in and go get a bus to wherever.
This quote from a letter he wrote to Ron, an old churchgoing man whose life he seriously impacted is something that has stuck with me
“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
– Chris McCandless
March 9, 2009
Was back home for the weekend there, and asked my 90 year old Gran; “Nanny, what’s it like being old?
She paused for a moment and sighed:
“It’s all right … You’ve got nothing to do … but you’ve alot of time to do it”