Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

After an argument with the powers-that-be over a Toyota contract valued at roughly six million dollars, McCormick was told that his services were no longer needed.

“The possibility of having that amount of money made me a nutcase,” he says. “I was just no good. I thought, ‘Is that what this is gonna end up being? I’m gonna be a weirdo that no one wants to be around for some stupid soundscapes and jingles?’ I tried real hard, and then I failed real hard.”

Never hesitate to change direction when you feel you need to.

Source: Boulder Acoustic Society’s Scott McCormick Traded in Music for Photography | Westword

Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post

Pediatricians, a nonprofit and a burger joint are teaming up this week to provide children with two summer favorites: ice cream and reading.

Larkburger, the Colorado-based fast-casual burger restaurant, is hosting a book drive through Friday for Reach Out and Read Colorado.All of Larkburger’s Colorado locations are collecting new and gently used books to donate to the program, which provides books to children through their pediatricians, with an emphasis on children in poverty.

When a customer donates a book to the drive, Larkburger will provide a free kid’s ice cream. Donated books may range from infant to young adult reading levels, and should have covers and pages intact, with clean and unmarked pages.

I love this idea!! Especially utilizing pediatricians to reach the right kids.

I Kind of also love the free ice cream, but don’t tell. ;P

 

 

Source: Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post

‘A Walk in the Woods’ vs. A Walk in the Woods: On Reading as a Substitute for Experience

I can relate to this essay and the author so much that I could have written it myself. If you are stunned by the changes adulthood has brought on in your life, how you spend your days, the little time you spend just “doing” things… then you must read this. It applies not only to those of us who rely on books for our vicarious life fulfillment, but also to those who obsessively rely on Social Media or the Internet it general for that life experience.

Source: http://www.themillions.com/2017/01/a-walk-in-the-woods-vs-a-walk-in-the-woods-on-reading-as-a-substitute-for-experience.html