A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.

Zen Habits: The Case Against Buying Christmas Presents (This is why I come to hate Christmas: the month-long frenzy of “must do” duties and activities, the excess (food and gifts), the senselessness of spending a small fortune to “prove” you love someone, the fact that none of us need any of this stuff, and the clutter of more stuff to take care of.)

Sports Illustrated: Interstate Killer

Broadly: Living with My Mother’s Mental Illness (I had a few friends when I was growing up that had chaotic, frightening homes/parents like this. I always felt sorry for them and fearful for their future — how do you overcome a “foundation” like this?).

Fame 10: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About “Rosanne” (I really didn’t know these things…)

Discover magazine: Scientists Figure Out Why Whales Like to Jump Out of the Water