I posted about this in a comment but after giving it the full listen, wanted to share further. Wow what a rich lecture by Alice Oswald — well worth tuning in when you have time. It helped me escape for an hour this morning. I think @rifeteri may especially appreciate this… Link to lecture: http://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/interview-water
January 18th – here’s a link for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-drum-major-instinct-tickets-136322910495 The Drum Major Instinct presents dramatic readings by acclaimed actors of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s The Drum Major Instinct—a powerful, cautionary sermon about the impulse in all humans to be first—for diverse audiences, with the goal of generating powerful dialogue about racism, inequality, and social
This additional publication is part of The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Julie Grames must have come to me by way of advanced readers at the library, though I never read the novel, which I’ve now placed on hold after re-reading this insert again. The author’s note caught my attention. I have
More than just reading though this seems like a tempting way to begin our reading session together… https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/dec/27/feed-your-soul-the-31-day-literary-diet-for-january-2021-culture-books?utm_source=pocket-newtab
My first job was at a lil bagel shop called Bakin’ Bagels in Maywood, NJ. I worked there for many years. Made myself some nostalgia bagels this morning. They aren’t the prettiest but hey they taste legit! You gotta boil your dough, people.
Neighbor Dave sent this my way– worth a listen if you are brave enough 😉 https://joeblowe.podbean.com/e/interview-wclimatologist-daniel-swain/
Here’s a link to Bill Murray talking about how The Song of the Lark saved his life while early on in his acting career: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eOIcWB7jSA
This was fun to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovyEMlNZlTE I also can’t help but draw the parallel here to poetry, the concept of iteration in learning, meta-cognition, etc. Living in NYC, I went to the Museum of Natural History every weekend for a solid year. One of many iterative endeavors. I can still give a pretty robust tour
This is the first time I’ve observed a bird in one of the sculptures. She was digging around enjoying herself for sure. Not a great shot, as I was not expecting the moment!
A friend sent me THIS from the NYT…