1. Wild Rooster Walks Into Couple’s House And Decides To Stay. (video) I think I shared this when it first came out, but it’s too silly to not share again. The Dodo consistently creates and shares some of my favorite content.
2. OuiSi game sets, “award-winning sets of visually-connecting (‘this looks like that’) Photo Cards, with games and activities that ignite creativity and curiosity, regardless of age.” These look fun.
3. Recipe I want to try: Perfect Starbucks Grilled Cheese (copycat recipe).
4. Leslie Jordan, Comic Actor and Instagram Star, Dies at 67 on The New York Times. In related news, these three videos: Weeks before his death, Leslie Jordan reflected on his career and unexpected turn to country music, and Comedian Leslie Jordan, known for his roles on “Will & Grace” and “American Horror Story,” dies at 67, and In Memory Of Leslie Jordan.
5. What To Do About Twitter? from Chuck Wendig on Terrible Minds. “Most of our avenues of information — again, The Media, writ large — are gripped tightly by the hands of right-wing capitalist assholes who view and treat media less like it’s a vehicle for truth and more like it’s a vehicle ultimately for money. Yes, also a vehicle to further agenda, but ultimately, that agenda is to cycle more money. It’s always money. Making it. Laundering it. Occasionally setting it on fire.” In related news, Shonda Rhimes Says Bye-Bye to Twitter After Elon Musk Takeover, “‘Not hanging around for whatever Elon has planned. Bye,’ she wrote curtly.”
7. Rogan Brown – Paper Sculptures. “My work comes into being in the space where science fact and science fiction meet and merge…Paper, my chosen material, embodies the paradoxical qualities that we see in nature: its fragility and durability, its strength and delicacy; there is a pleasing poetic symmetry in taking this material that was cut from the forest and by cutting and transforming it once again returning it to its origins.” These are amazing.
9. After the First Snow Storm, a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.
“And so this cold morning,
driving on ice
when I feel the slip of the wheels
as they lose traction,
the heart resonates
with the skid.”
10. TikTok influencer Isaiah Garza was once homeless. Now he gives back to people in need: “I was born to do this”. (video) I have seen his videos but never knew the backstory, his origin story.
11. A canine psychologist with a new puppy explores ‘how dogs become themselves’. “Between the humanness of the human and the dogness of the dog lies a sublime mystery. Many of us call it love.”
12. Wisdom from Priscilla Long by way of Jena Schwartz: “Sustaining creative work requires respecting yourself, honoring your life, and the humility and faith to keep going despite the ambiguity of creative work and the lack of guarantees regarding either artistic outcome or recognition. Honor yourself and your work as if the world depended on it. The world does depend on it.”
13. How 3 Buddhist Teachers Work with Difficult Emotions on Lion’s Roar. “Working with difficult emotions is a lifelong practice. Three Buddhist teachers [Susan Piver, Karen Maezen Miller, and Norman Fischer] open up about their own struggles.”
14. The Pattern of Pretendianism, “And the sort of nuanced analysis you can’t have on Twitter.”
15. Thank you. I love you. I release you with great love. from Amy Oscar. “Listening to who I was then is helping me become who I am now.”
17. Prepping for the Apocalypse Means Building Community On Movement Memos, a Truthout Podcast. “‘Our mutual investment in one another’s survival is our greatest resource, and our greatest hope,’ says Kelly Hayes. In this episode of ‘Movement Memos,’ Hayes talks with anthropologist and survivalist instructor Chris Begley about the lessons of his book The Next Apocalypse: The Art and Science of Survival, and why many of us might be preparing for the wrong apocalypse.”
19. No More Grind: How to Finally Rest with Tricia Hersey on We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle. (podcast)
20. This American Life Ep. 779: Ends of the Earth. (podcast) “An exploration of the very upper limits of what you do for someone you love.”
21. 50 Worst Things That Waste Your Time – Guilty or Nah? “Whether you use or waste the moments you have, you always face the consequences and results accordingly. In this blog post, we’ll discuss 50 of the most common things that waste time and how to avoid them.”
22. In a poetic mood. “Poetry ruminates and reflects, explores thoughts and emotions, or a snapshot in time, without necessarily being linear.”
23. The Art of Dying by Peter Schjeldahl. “I always said that when my time came I’d want to go fast. But where’s the fun in that?”
24. 3 of the Things I Love Most About Getting Older. My favorite thing about getting older? Still being here.
25. 5 Reasons I Don’t Want a Bigger Home. “And five reasons I do want more space!”
29. 10 ways not getting enough sleep is killing you. This “‘unrecognized epidemic’ is about more than just feeling tired — it can actually lead to a number of entirely unnecessary, chronic conditions. Here are 10 things sleep deprivation can do to you.”
30. Landed, “is not a dating app or friend finder, but a one-time, meaningful interaction with a different person each week. It is social media that supports your life, not the other way around.” This looks really interesting.
31. Landed Just 22 Of The Best Fall Shoes In Existence, No Big Deal. Transitioning back to needing to wear something other than flip flops or going barefoot is always hard for me.
33. Feast of Losses: A Communion of Grief and Gratitude. “Jami Sieber (composer, cellist) and Kim Rosen (spoken word artist) have created a transformative convergence of music and poems that emerge from the heartbreak, gratitude and wake-up call of this moment in our lives and in the life of our world. The words of Langston Hughes, Stanley Kunitz, Marie Howe, Ellen Bass, Lucille Clifton, W.S. Merwin, Deena Metzger, Mark Nepo, Yehuda Amichai, and Mary Oliver, spoken by Kim, rise and fall in the evocative waves of Jami’s original music.” I just downloaded this. I feel like I need a little nudge to fully open up to my grief and after listening to the “Adrift by Mark Nepo” track, I think it’s just the thing for it.