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
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
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
I got the idea for monthly favorites from YouTube "influencers". They post their favorite things at the end of each month, which are typically products like makeup, workout gear, snacks, tech, and clothing. Their monthly favorites are usually things. While my monthly favorites sometimes include products I enjoy, I make a conscious effort to include … Continue reading Why do you post your monthly 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 … Continue reading February 2019 Favorites
Free Solo. Alex Honnold's free solo ascent of El Capitan is one of the greatest athletic accomplishments in human history. This New York Times opinion piece sums it up pretty well. Below Deck, a reality TV show on Bravo (so u kno it's juicy) about the crew that works on super yachts. Season 3 is … Continue reading November 2018 Favorites
Or, a list of bomb things I discovered last month (late to the game on most of them, classic). Aesop Rock's song "Get Out of the Car." Challenge me to a rap battle and I'll somehow fit in the line "true friendship in a tugboat way". (Completely serious when I say I memorized the entire … Continue reading September 2018 Favorites