Fourth time. Nice thing to wake up to. Next time I go to the UK, I’ll have more people to meet (it’s where they’re based).
Edgeunite is like Instagram for specific sports: skateboarding, bmx, wake, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, etc. If they like your pic, they share it on Instagram, too.
What I like about the app is that it’s focused and they do a great job of curating the main community feed.
Currently, the only things I’m not a fan of:
- “I’m surfing! These are my boobs on a surfboard to prove it.” shots.
- Mountain biking dudes - so many pics of handlebars, handlebars, handlebars.
- Non-action shots of objects or posing. I see enough of this elsewhere. I like action.
I’m mostly a fan of skateboarding and bmx pics. Surfing images are lovely, too, but I like how people can take such a mechanical or small object, do tremendously difficult things with it while looking graceful. I admire that a lot.
“Cahun’s photographs record an extraordinary life, and are the record of an enormously prescient artist whose chief concern was transforming and transcending her self. She created herself, and singled herself out.”—
“You can listen to silence, Reuven. I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own. It talks to me sometimes. I feel myself alive in it. It talks. And I can hear it.
You have to want to listen to it, and then you can hear it. It has a strange, beautiful texture. It doesn’t always talk. Sometimes - sometimes it cries, and you can hear the pain of the world in it. It hurts to listen to it then. But you have to.”—"The Chosen" by Chaim Potok
There’s a deceptively still body of water in Tanzania with a deadly secret - it turns any animal it touches to stone. The rare phenomenon is caused by the chemical makeup of the lake, but the petrified creatures it leaves behind are straight out of a horror film.