I love how resilient hoomans are. For members of Luminous Voices, a professional choir ensemble in Alberta, Canada, rehearsing and performing safely during the pandemic has meant getting into their cars, driving to an empty parking lot and singing with each other’s voices broadcast through their car radios.
My son Tilo (10) just shared this delightful Squirrel Ninja video with me. 20 minutes well spent.
“That moment of waking is an incredible opportunity, and it’s quite a tragedy if you go straight to your to-do list.”
– David Whyte
Whoa, what a weirdly satisfying video: welcome to the world of Japanese wood joinery.
For my German speaking followers: I just remembered this gem from Loriot. So delightful. Weirdly appropriate for 2020.
This gave me goosebumps. The guy getting his hair shaved while singing is a total boss!
(Thank you Libby!)
Thank you Kottke for surfacing this fascinating piece on raising children in a gender-neutral way. Thought provoking.
This speech by Valarie Kaur made me weep a few months ago while walking through a Brooklyn park. Listen to the very end. It’s powerful. So very powerful.
I am beyond thrilled and honored that Valarie is our guest at CreativeMornings/NYC this Thursday, November 19th.
I wish everyone on this planet would read her book See No Stranger – A memoir and manifesto of revolutionary love.
I am humbled I’ll get to be in conversation with Valarie this Thursday at 4:30pm ET. Join us. (It’s free.)
I loved this video in which Tim Ferriss breaks down how he reads and synthesizes books. Super interesting.
I was lucky enough to experience this DO Lectures talk by Alastair Humphreys live in 2018. I keep coming back to it, when I need a little kick in the butt and a reminder to just push myself out of my daily routines and comfort zones. I keep wondering, especially now, in times of Covid, how can I live more adventurously? What micro adventures can I add to my day?
Vintage videos with Dr. Berne about Transnational Analysis, a system for understanding people’s behavior who are trying to change people’s behavior and for predicting people’s behavior.
I needed this today.