Two good pieces about personal passions found during today’s proscrastinatory (good word, huh?) clickings:
From Slate, The Secret Lives of Baseball Card Writers. David Roth riffs on his time as a Topps baseball card employee â€” not, of course, the world he expected, but still a trip to wonderland.
From Mac Montandon, our friend and neighbor at Radar, comes the story of one man’s quest to hit all 12,000+ Starbucks across the world. His legal name is “Winter.” His personal site is here. His project sounds expensive.
Radar bonus: this imagined correspondence between SPY founders Graydon Carter and Kurt Anderson is brilliant. Beware: It’ll suck you in.
P.S. We met those guys once.