In 1979 The Buggles declared, with pop-music audacity, that “Video Killed the Radio Star.” In 1981, the declared it absolutely, as the first aired music video on MTV. For a long time it was hard to argue the English pop band’s point, but I am here to say that, for the Renaissance Human, radio may … More Video Killed the Radio Star?
If you read a lot or watch TV and movies regularly, we all eventually come to realize: 1) we keep retelling the same story in new ways, with new characters (kind of), and in different places, and 2) there are always references, or allusions, to what came before. I want to put together a series … More 4 Books to Read to Understand References: Classical
I grew up in a house of five. We had a penchant for taking road trips to see family, or to declare certain nights “Family Game Night.” Though we were all fans of board games, it was always easy to keep a deck of cards around to be ready to entertain ourselves. There are plenty … More 4 Card Games You Need to Know
I’m a math teacher, and my handwriting is nothing to get excited about. In fact, I have had fellow teachers poke fun at the “boy handwriting” I have when I make posters for my classroom. One thing I have noticed is few, if any, of my students can read or write cursive. In the first … More Why We Should Learn (and use) Cursive
Some ideas and resources for how we interact with learning online. … More How to e-Learn
An important part of keeping life as stress free as possible is constantly doing little bits of preventative maintenance in different areas of our everyday lives. If we are able to do these small things we are able to keep little problems little…take care of mole hills so you don’t have mountains to deal with. … More Mole Hills, Not Mountains: Tracking Money
One of the important things about being a Renaissance Human is being able to pursue learning on your own. Music is a field where this has become exceedingly common. There is a multitude of websites on the internet which provide unofficial interpretations and instructions on how to play a song on the guitar, bass guitar, … More Why We Should All Have Formal Music Education
Bespoke Post As a person who is relatively new to car ownership, I have always found posts like these to be helpful. Take or leave what you will, but the folks over at Bespoke Post have put together a good list. The only thing I might add is the owner’s manual to your specific car. … More The Essential Gear to Stock in Your Car
Basil Lee and Kevin Stafford Coming out of college, where beer is not of the highest quality or associated with any sort of higher purpose other than getting wrecked, I was ready to move into a new relationship with beer. One summer I was lucky enough to work for a restaurant which prided itself on … More The Right Way to Taste Beer
Huckberry As an interesting person and as a father, Micah Albert has excellent perspective and thoughts on the need for comfort and discomfort in today’s world. Check out his article and beautiful pictures on “The Importance of Discomfort” on Huckberry.