Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday Links 6-17-2011

I’m going to try something new this week.  As you may have noticed, Friday’s “regular” post is going to be pushed to Thursday.  In place of the Friday column, I’m going to offer up some of my favorite links from around the internet to help you kill time during the slow, inexorable march toward the glorious weekend get you thinking about important ideas and concepts that I may touch on tangentially during the week.  If you have any links you want to share (as I’ve come to find out, these are called “tips” on the internet; I feel like such an insider!), send them to me at  Also, if you have a better title for this than “Friday Links,” let me know in the comments—I don’t have any prizes or anything, but you’ll have the satisfaction of naming something, and that’s gotta be worth something, right?

Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel Around the World: Think this article might have had a small impact on my outlook on life?  Chris Guillebeau is one of the best out there, and this post is an excellent introduction to his fantastic site (@The Art of Nonconformity).

The Not-To-Do List: 9 Habits to Stop Now:  I know there are those of you out there that don’t buy into the “Four Hour Workweek” hype, but I’ve found it’s an extremely valuable resource for budding entrepreneurs.  This article is a good introduction into what Tim Ferriss advocates as far as how to improve your productivity and make your life easier (@ Four Hour Workweek Blog).

Meet Grok:  A good primer to the “why” behind the Primal lifestyle.  I do find that I feel better when sticking to a strict primal diet—Mark Sisson is probably the foremost name in the field, and has an excellent blog that is updated (no shit!) daily (@Mark’s Daily Apple).

Life is Too Amazing to Waste Doing Stupid Shit:  I don’t remember how I found out about Edge of David originally—I think off a link on The Simple Dollar—but this guy writes a good blog that often borders between the poetic and anarchic.  He definitely pushes the limit, which I enjoy about his writing.  (@Edge of David).

Short the Revolution: The Philadelphia Lawyer has a new home at the Constitutional Daily, an odd pastiche of former Bitter Lawyer and Rudius Media contributors, but for whatever reason it works.  PL is one of my favorite writers online: it’s an absolute crime that he can’t make a full-time living as a writer, but I’ll continue reading his excellent and incisive commentary as long as he’s willing to put it out there.  BTW, here’s a link to his old site; though it’s not updated terribly frequently anymore, it’s well worth browsing the archives when you have a few hours to kill.  (@Constitutional Daily).

Have a good weekend, everyone—leave any comments on the articles in the comments.

D.J. Gelner is a writer, entrepreneur, and recovering attorney in St. Louis, Missouri. You can e-mail him at Follow him on twitter @djgelner. Friend him on facebook here.

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