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David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Jaybird says:

    “Kinetic Cultural Action”Report

  2. Tom Van Dyke says:

    Dreher: “As if allowing your life to be controlled by your desires for material things was somehow excusable if you earned the money fair and square.”

    Earning money fair & square is OK by me: it conforms to being just.  Probably spins off a job or something too.  Pay the neighbor kid to cut your lawn or shovel your snow, whatever.

    Why one man chooses to put forth the effort to earn money fair & square while another man diddles with his art instead, well, I judge neither man, and do not pretend to know his heart.

    Me, “Mr. Ryan,” I shopped at the thrift store [Goodwill] just the other day.  I preferred my old clothes instead, didn’t see anything worth spending 5 bucks on.

    I also prefer to diddle with my art rather than deep throat my job and turn more dollars.  I don’t judge me either, at least not overly so.  But Donald Trump and Steve Jobs created wealth because they thought it was fun.

    Creating wealth is creative.  Human, even, just as soon as you realize it ain’t all about you.Report

  3. dhex says:

    in the sense that all cultural interactions are a kind of struggle – even if it’s just in that “marketplace of ideas” sense – the war metaphor fits ok, though it’s probably in poor taste. it is largely bloodless, after all.

    the unfortunate bit is that it’s generally intended as a ramp-up to “let’s see who can jockey to pass the most restrictive legislation about stuff you shouldn’t pass laws about”, which is far more coercive/violent/crappy.

    it’s also handy if you’re on a story deadline and want to draw a bright dichotomy where none really exist to illustrate larger points that may or may not be accurate. but again, poor taste.Report