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Quinn + Tonik Vol. 74: A Rogues Gallery

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 74: A Rogues Gallery

This week Elon Musk successfully launched another leg of his quest for Mars. Big Pharma finally woke up to our microbiome and how important it is to health. Now they are lobbying to turn what is free into a regulated drug only they can sell. And some bright spark [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 73: Give Him An Oscar

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 73: Give Him An Oscar

In case you missed it, yesterday was the Oscars. And a very talented man in a classic tuxedo won best actor. It's a time to dress up. Tuxedo style. But there are plenty of other occasions. Even if you are not stepping up to accept an Oscar. As to which more [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 72: Rebel Rebel

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 72: Rebel Rebel

"Everyone has a plan until you punch them in the face." - Mike Tyson. It's New York Fashion Week. We'd love to do something theatrical and magical. But for us that is what our experiences are about. Trips to the Grand Prix in Monaco. Rallies in Africa to save elephants. [...]


Quinn + Tonik Vol. 71: A Rum Affair

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 71: A Rum Affair

We're recovering from Burns Night...but the most interesting things we read or saw this week were these: Peter Attia - Reverse engineered approach to human longevity and, This Is Water - The David Foster Wallace Commencement Speech After all, not everyone can have [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 70: Free Your Mind...

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 70: Free Your Mind...

We've been Kondo'ing. Hasn't everyone? A karate sensei we know well, who was one of only three non-Japanese to ever graduate from the legendary JKA at the time, oft talked about the challenges of becoming the enlightened sage. He who was so enlightened he threw even his alms bowl [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 69: My Life Is Like A Red, Red, Rose

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 69: My Life Is Like A Red, Red, Rose

February 14, 3rd century Rome, Valentine is beaten and beheaded in Rome by Emperor Claudius II. The Romans also happen to have a drunken orgy around the same time to sacrifice the odd goat and dog, and to select a mate. Or three. Later, in the middle ages, it becomes [...]


Quinn + Tonik Vol. 68: One Suit, One Coat, One Glove

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 68: One Suit, One Coat, One Glove

A midweek special. As many of you know, one of DQ's very favorite books is called, "Shop Class as Soulcraft." It investigates the value of work. As in, the value of work to human happiness. Not the value paid by others for one's work, but the value to you personally [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 67: Two Thousand And Nineteen...

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 67: Two Thousand And Nineteen...

Here's to 2019. And all the amazing things to come. This was us raising money for conservation in Zambia. If you'd like to join us, or to sponsor our efforts, just let us know. As usual, read from the bottom up, mix that cocktail, and enjoy. It's a funny old world. [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 66: Away In A Manger

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 66: Away In A Manger

We hope you are on the beach. In a pair of our new swimshorts. But whether you are or not, it's time to reflect upon 2018. And write our goals for 2019. Ponder this, and, as usual, read from the bottom up, mix that cocktail, and enjoy. From the Aeneid through [...]


Quinn + Tonik Vol. 65: Omotenashi

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 65: Omotenashi

As the year draws to a close we give you our thanks for all of your support, inspiration, advice, and camaraderie. THANK YOU. As usual, read from the bottom up, mix that cocktail, and enjoy. After too much eggnog you're going to want to watch Charles Dicken's turn ruin into [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 64: Get Stuck

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 64: Get Stuck

Andrew Wiles gained his fame by solving a nearly 400-year-old problem: Fermat’s Last Theorem (see Q+T Vol.10 and this for some background.) The same puzzle had captivated Wiles as a child and inspired him to pursue mathematics. His solution touched off a mathematical craze in a culture where [...]

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 63: mmm...

Quinn + Tonik Vol. 63: mmm...

If you didn't get a chance to pick up Maxim Magazine this month, we highly recommend you do. Not only for the beautiful young lady on the cover. But also for the editorial featuring us inside. Cracking stuff as we cut some very special Jade suiting, for a very special suit. [...]


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