The Icelandic film Woman at War. This fascinating discovery about how some plants eat salamanders. This article about how plants talk and we should listen (and talk back). This piece about the shift in science education from teaching what nature consists of and instead focusing on science as it can be used for practical or … Continue reading June 2019 Favorites
On the metro, me and you. Two eggs in a traincar carton. I read my book, you watch your video. You lean over, still watching. I lean over, still reading. We meet halfway, and connect with a temple kiss.
Mark Normand stand-up here and here and here. "Thanks a lot I'm Kevin Hart!" Dude needs a Netflix special. Summer Rayne Oakes and her jungle apartment in Brooklyn. Queen of the millennial plant hoarders. I aspire to her level. Randomly came across this phenomenon called The Glass Delusion that happened in the 15th to 17th … Continue reading May 2019 Favorites
If I could find one moment That encapsulates it all The past three years Of loving you It might be a golden prize. It might be the zenith of achievement, a small swirl of a memory that showcases the possibilities of the depths of human love and understanding. Except I can't find just one moment. … Continue reading One moment
⇑ These zero waste spice jars. Um how adorable?? AND good for the environment?? Yes plz. Game of Thrones. Self-explanatory. Pottery. Still lovin' it. This dialect coach breaking down actors' accents on YouTube. Deepak Chopra on the Ron Burgundy podcast. Taylor Tomlinson stand-up here and here. Pete Buttigieg 2020. #buttigang all the WAY, BABY! Best … Continue reading April 2019 Favorites
When our sun blazes out And the end has come At least we were here All of us. All least we made music and made love At least our collective spirit Was as bright and bursting As the sun. ◊
My mother's humor, kindness, selflessness. Her sense of justice, and her fight for people who have been wronged. Her sentimentality. Her laugh. Her complete and utter acceptance of people as they are. Her abiding desire to give. My father's inveterate work ethic, devotion to family, and integrity. His unremitting reliability. His subtle openness to new … Continue reading What do you admire most about your parents?
The National Park Service's Instagram account. Quirky captions, cute animals, and stunning scenery—what more could you want? The Dawn Wall documentary on Netflix. It's on par with Free Solo (a November 2018 favorite) but different. I'm still wondering how two absolutely stellar climbing documentaries came out in the same autumn about the same mountain rock … Continue reading March 2019 Favorites
Marcus Aurelius on the metro read a line, ponder a comical thing the philosopher on the train not a old man stroking his hirsute beard but a young woman immersed in the radical idea of mind beyond indulgence. ◊
Like if I made this desk Then I would finally sit down to write at it If I drove to get this smoothie Then I would finally be satiated If I caught up on all this laundry Then I would finally be done with it Until I'm not near my desk, Until I'm hungry again, … Continue reading To just be