Architecture is Personal by Evan Troxel

I loved this quote from Roman Mars on the 99% Invisible Podcast, #67 - Broken Window 

Architecture is personal. The strangest part of our interaction with the built environment is what can be so evocative and meaningful for you can mean absolutely nothing to someone else.

If you have 11 minutes, give this podcast a listen. It's very worth your time to hear the story of a girl who accidentally broke a window as a kid and grew up harboring the guilt of it because it was never fixed. 

Melissa would have probably forgotten about the incident had it not been for one inexplicable thing: the window didn’t get fixed.  Ever.

The illustrations for this episode are great too.

How to Play Whackbat by Evan Troxel

There is so much to love about this:

Basically, there’s three grabbers, three taggers, five twig runners, and a player at Whackbat. Center tagger lights a pine cone and chucks it over the basket and the whack-batter tries to hit the cedar stick off the cross rock. Then the twig runners dash back and forth until the pine cone burns out and the umpire calls hotbox. Finally, you count up however many score-downs it adds up to and divide that by nine.
How To Play Whackbat