1. Ever heard of El Chalten? Me neither. This look straight out of something that someone drew on a computer. Those peaks are simply amazing. Oh, and El Chalten is in in Argentina.
2. The Morning News usually does a Tournament of Books and now they are doing the Super Rooster, which is a tournament of books, but the absolute best books. I’m bookmarking this so that I have a list of really good books to read and if you love to read fiction, this is a good place to be.
3. Haruki Murakami wrote this book called What I Talk About When I Talk About Running and now he’s written this essay in the New Yorker called With the Beatles. I’ll read it this weekend since I don’t have internet service.
4. This maybe won’t be for everyone, but maybe it should be. This is a long video about Powell River, BC, where there lies the Canadian version of Yosemite or El Capitan. I write that I don’t know if this is for everyone, but it’s about old growth trees, hundreds of years old, and how absolutely incredible they are and how those trees may come down because of logging. That’s one of the reasons I really want to take my kids to the redwoods. Preserving nature would seemingly be one of those things that everyone would want to protect. There’s only so much dirt in this world.
5. Since you’re already reading Murakami, go ahead and read Texas Monthly’s Skip Hollandsworth on Larry McMurtry.