The Poverty State of Mind by John Scalzi. I feel like he really nails the reality of social and economic mobility in the United States these days (namely: while it’s still possible enough to feed lots of anecdotal “I made it, so can you!” stories, the reality is that it gets more difficult and less likely daily). I could rant about this for a while, but I think John addresses it far more clearly and cleverly than I.
John Scalzi pretty much summing up my thoughts on not drinking alcohol. I’ve chosen a slightly stricter path — I’ve not even tried the stuff — but otherwise completely spot on in sentiment and rationale.
[N]o one wants to read your blog if you’re boring. You don’t have to be crazy not to be boring. You just have to be not boring. John Scalzi
I got linked to this from my friend Alyssa, and I have to say, as much as I currently fail at a number of the things he lists, John Scalzi makes some damn good points. Writers and artists in general would benefit from taking a read.