Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #122

Start your Monday off right:

  1. I mixed up my first batch of salsa macha and I am now a huge fan of this red sauce. The nuts provide a subtle sweetness that balances the dried peppers. I used it to make one of the best chilis.
  2. Architect, Ricardo Bofill, purchased an abandoned cement factory in 1973 and has been spent the past 45 years turning the complex into a stunning house. 
  3. John Hendrix is one of my favorite illustrators right now. He combines a whimsical characters and bright colors. His continuing series of sketches from church services is a great place to start.   
  4. One of my good friends (you're the best, Abby) brought back a few precious cans of Heady Topper IPA from a trip to Vermont and it lived up to the hype. Here is the story of how the beer and the Alchemist brewery came to be. 
  5. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain
  6. James Parker (and two friends) loaded up a 1972 Morris Minor and headed off  through 19 countries across 10K miles with 40 rolls of film in hand. An epic road trip before you even consider that the old car averages 18 miles per hour.  

  7. An eccentric art collector, Forrest Fenn, hid a chest contain close to 2 million dollars worth of treasures in the Rocky Mountains after a cancer scare. The crew from Vox join into the search for the chest. 

  8. Investing seems to confound people to the point where they pay tons of money for basic financial advice. This essential guide for investing is a great way to increase your knowledge. 

  9. Photographer, James Tarry, opens up about his battle with depression and the brilliant series he is working on visualizing the battle. He combined expired Polaroid film with a pinhole camera. I was rather happy to be able to pick up the first print from the series.

  10. I could listen to John Free talk about photography all day long as he speaks about his 10 year project on tramp of the trains. Absolutely stellar series.