All you can do is keep making the work you want to see in the world. Austin Kleon Austin Kleon knows just what to post at exactly the same time I am contemplating something that correlates.
From Anne Helen Peterson’s “The Final Frontier of the Text Inbox“: West Elm will be emailing you once a day about the last day of its Summer Clearance until you die. Even after you die, maybe even after West Elm dies, the emails will still hit your inbox, like boats against the current, borne back […]
Watched episodes 1-3 of Only Murders In the Building and just watching the chemistry between the cast makes me happy to watch this. Funny, and looks like the story is going to be really good. 📺
Finished Reading Incredible Doom Vol. 1. 📚 I took @sod’s recommendation and am very happy I did so. There’s so much to love in each drawn frame and the story is stellar. I’m anxiously waiting for the next volume.
In airports, I have never been a resident alien; I am a traveler, just like everyone else. I really love this comic by Shing Yin Khor.
Watched Tigertail (2020) 🎥 A beautiful story with excellent performances. This movie says a lot about the things left unsaid, stories untold, and actions never taken.
For me, success is not a public thing. It’s a private thing. It’s when you have fewer and fewer regrets. ~Toni Morrison
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
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.
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.
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 […]
We grow mostly genetically modified corn on nearly a quarter of our farmland to feed cruelly confined animals not meant to live on it, so that there is a seemingly endless supply of meat in the supermarket, inefficiency be damned. That isn’t abundance; it’s a lie. ~ Alicia Kennedy, “On Abundance”
Watched The Green Knight (2021) 🎥 One of the most visually beautiful movies I’ve seen, which helped by giving me something to appreciate when the story slowed. It’s a slow-burn which isn’t necessarily bad. I went in expecting an action-adventure, which isn’t what I saw.
Watched The Chair (2021) season 1. 📺 A good overall mix of drama and comedy. Love Sandra Oh’s performance, and many others’ (Holland Taylor was execllent) as well. I didn’t really like the ending of the season*; I hate seeing selfish entitlement carry on. *I should have added a “spoiler alert” here but “selfish entitlement […]
Watched The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard (2021) 🎥 More styled violence, great stunts, sarcastic humor… just really fun. Salma Hayek has some great roles and this one is probably my favorite.
Watched: The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) 🎥 I didn’t realize that this was a sequel until last night, when my wife asked me if I had seen The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017) as I was queuing up the former to watch. I don’t pay a lot of attention to movies and movie releases so it’s no suprise […]
Finished reading: Days of Distraction: A Novel by Alexandra Chang 📚 I liked that the aurthor used many different layers to say many different things, talking about everything from relationships (with partners, family, friends, coworkers) to race, and much more. An interesting read.