Weekend Thoughts - 5.23.15

  Image by  PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE , courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Image by PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE, courtesy of Creative Commons licensing.

Happy Saturday y'all. I have rounded up some things for you to think about this weekend below:

1. A thought piece by Bassnectar, one of my favorite EDM (Electronic Dance Music) artists, about how to think for yourself and question authority. Also, while you're at it, check out what he had to say recently about the licensing of his music and general musings about EDM culture.

2. Geoff Roes at iRunFar.com has an interesting piece about the factors that cause a peak performer in ultra-running to experience a decline in performance. I found the discussion of ultra-runners opting to dabble in multiple race distances to be fascinating. Roes is correct–that isn't something that we see in other race distances, and it certainly could have a lot to do with a decline in overall performance.

3. An article on The Atlantic that discusses the undeserved abuse that the DEA has been handing out to passengers on Amtrak trains as of late. The more news that comes out about the DEA, the less legitimate and more criminal of an organization they seem to be.

4. The couple at Holy Scrap have been on a six-month road trip around the Western United States, living out of a Honda Element with their dog while they travel. They posted a thought-provoking article this week about the lack of available free space in our country. The following question is raised: exactly how long are we allowed to be in a space without forking over cash to a person, business, or organization?

That's all for this edition of Weekend Thoughts. Until next week, keep thinking wilder.