March 2019 Favorites

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…

February 2019 Favorites

Pottery. I took my first pottery class in January and fell in love!! Here is my first achievement—a geometrically-painted cup! I have happily continued classes and been mesmerized by potters on YouTube. This old interview between Elizabeth Gilbert and Marie Forleo. This old interview between Cheryl Strayed and Marie Forleo. The New York Times Op-Doc…

More Than a Moment

A Response to the (Opinion) Article: “How We Destroy Lives Today” by David Brooks, The New York Times David Brooks is right: political polarization is no longer about the issues. It’s about rushing to judgments “powered by crude prejudice and social stereotyping” and expounding on those judgments with a megaphone on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.…

January 2019 Favorites

Lizzo's new song "Juice". Bump it at max level. The stories of promising millennials (who are probably psychopaths) disgraced by committing fraud à la Billy McFarland and Elizabeth Holmes. OK—they aren't my favorites per se, but the level of deception and delusion followed by a deservedly swift downfall makes for a stunning, whirlwind plot. I…