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swimming in the rain. The week after my dad's wedding to his second wife, he and I went running on the beach and swimming in a thunderstorm. I know I know, get out of the water in a thunderstorm. Well, we weren't hit by lightning, and we had so much fun!

The rain pattered around me and bounced off of the surface of the water like millions of tiny bugs. This, I felt, was the most raw way of living. If one couldn't be a child and play in water every now and then... well, what reason had I to ever grow up?

from The Art of Manliness

Swimming to Survive: Tips from 1944 US War Manual


Perspective photography makes everything much more interesting: 50 perfect shots

This is cool, I will have to remember to take a picture like this during the summer

The universe is constantly sending us messages, but to hear them we need to be silent. Messages can come in the form of something we overhear at a coffee shop, or through a heartfelt conversation with a friend. Talk less and you will hear a lot more.