First post & some links

Happy Labor Day!

I've been meaning to get it together on a personal website for some time. Don't get your hopes up; I can't imagine this will become a bookmark for most readers any time soon. But I've had these domains a while, and I hate seeing them sit in my GoDaddy account with no activity.

Each week I'll post a few links of particularly good articles from around the internet the past week. Here's three from the end of August to get you started:

The Star Wars George Lucas Doesn't Want You to See
From the Atlantic this week. I'm a big Star Wars geek, and am treasure my original trilogy DVD's (I have the final DVD release with the unedited, theatrical version still on it) greatly. It's a shame how the special editions have detracted from the original films. This article summarizes a lot of what's in a great documentary, The People vs. George Lucas.

Women's opportunity and equality in the US
The Girl Scouts commissioned a study earlier this year on the opportunities for girls (and women) state to state. It's a shame to see the disparity across our country, and heartbreaking to realize how much of a woman's future is determined by the ZIP code she was born in.

A&F's No-Go Logo
In middle school, I wanted to wear Abercrombie & Fitch so badly. My parents would never let me; they were wise enough to understand the brand's terrible messaging, and thrifty enough to know that a 12 year old doesn't need $80 sweatpants. The rest of the world has caught up to Cindy & Ed Lynes, and now the company need to reinvent itself, quickly.