Multiculturalism is a grand, revolutionary concept. But I think its purpose is really simple. It is to live with each other without the fear of each other. ~Nyadol Nyuo
Our constant interaction on and with social media platforms has trained us into a hyper-transactional society. ~OM Malik Yep. ~Me
Watched Quigley Down Under (1990) 🎥 Scrolling through Netflix and my wife mentioned that she had never seen this movie before. Considering her love for 90s-era westerns (long live The Young Riders!) I knew she would appreciate this one. And she did. I think it’s common knowledge these days but, no one plays a bad […]
The physical chooses this direction towards movement spending energy While my emotional chooses this towards safety seeking comfort A battle of opposite directions means remaining in place for neither will win Wills are strong A compromise between them is progress perhaps away from both wills.
Some news from a friend has me thinking, and the lyrics of Regina Spektor’s “Firewood” seem fitting. Thus, today’s mood setter. 🎵
Ah! Just a couple days at work, this week, before heading into a (much needed) long weekend. So many things I want to wrap up! Thus, today’s mood setter is “Timebomb” by Beck. 🎵
This week, I’m grateful: for discovering new blogs, photographers, and writers. for the kindness a coworker showed me, still understanding that I am “new” and still onboarding me into the culture. for being able to immediately address a few site issues that came up at the beginning of the week (at work). and for ending […]
I need “flow” this week, so today’s mood setter is “Water” by Ra Ra Riot & Rostam. 🎵
A perfectly lazy and relaxing Saturday, I think The Weather Station’s “Tried to Tell You” is today’s mood setter. 🎵
Happy Friday! And here is today’s mood setter, Caro Emerald’s “Absolutely Me”. 🎵
Amenable no longer to others and their wants. Amenable to what we have prioritized if at all. Amenable is not pliability nor pliable But consentual and uncharacteristically passive.
Kam Redlawsk is someone I only recently became aware of. Her voice, not only as a Korean Adoptee but as a person with a disability, and her advocacy for inclusion in outdoor spaces, is something I very, very much admire. This is an excellent video worth your time.
Today, Rachael Yamagata’s “Be Be Your Love” is our mood setter. I first fell in love with her work when I heard her on KCRW, singing this track (link is to a different live recording). 🎵
Fugitive Simultaneously Running and Hiding I was right I am right I tried to do the right thing. Please don’t take me back there It is cold and dark And I tried to do the right thing.
Watched Bob Ross: Happy Accidents, Betrayal & Greed (2021) 🎥 Though I always watch documentaries with a grain of salt, it’s not difficult to imagine people exploiting others for profit in the way that it’s portrayed here.
Thinking that Latin Bitman’s “Airplane (feat. OSO 507)” aptly reflects the mood for today. 🎵
That cool morning breeze comes through your window and floats across your body. It feels good, refreshing. It has travelled far, seen many things, and carries with it all that is has experienced.
I discovered very very early in life, that life was filled with questions. And it was the questions that were important, never the answers. The answers always change; the questions grow. ~ Betty Reid Soskin, as heard on the This Is Love podcast. 🎙
Watched episodes 1 and 2 of Korean Cold Noodle Rhapsody (2021) 📺 Beautifully shot, as most modern food shows are. I didn’t like the pacing of the show; it moved a little too quickly from story to story. But it left me hungry, both for naengmyeon and for Korea itself.
It bothers me that writers can’t create audiences on their own websites, with their own archives, and their own formats. And they certainly can’t get paid in the process. (Although yes, there are exceptions). ~ Robin Rendle, on newsletters and websites. I love this argument for many reasons (not to mention the visual layout). A […]