Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #77

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Running a marathon is probably on a lot of people's bucket list. I highly doubt running the Barkley Marathons is making that list. Since 1985, only 14 people have finished the 100 mile race (5 loops of 20 miles). Its widely considered the most grueling footrace in the world. "I think people are obsessed with comfort to the point that they forget. And if no longer have any discomfort in your life, how do you know when you feel good?" said Lars, the creator of the Barkley Marathons. 
  2. Philip Coppola started illustrating the mosaics of each NYC subway station 38 years ago and doesnt think he will finish until 2040.  
  3. Artichokes are one of my favorite dishes to order eating out due to the simply fact that I have never cooked one at home. It turns out that its fairly easy to make baked artichoke at home. 
  4. “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  5. The Zenga family is result of following the tents of Create Everywhere, Redeem Everything, and Be a Fool. Best known for creating an array of tall bikes that look like functional art, they represent the opposite of the materialist culture that is far too common. This is a trailer for the film that is premiering at the Tribeca Film festival. 

  6. The author, Craig Walzer, first visited the island of Santorini back in 2002 and ran out of books during the visit. The island had no bookstore and Amazon wont deliver there. Craig returned a year later to open Atlantis Books.  

  7. “Certainty is preposterous........Ambiguity initiates thought.” Milton Glazer's idea about graphic design perfectly describes why I am fascinated by my current pinhole photography. Create work that is a puzzle the viewer can solve. 

  8. Ignorance + arrogance = drive. This is the "cocktail for putting a dent in the universe". This sums up my entire photographic journey far better than I ever could.