A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.
- The biggest development last week was that, after 197 days, we finally moved back into our still-under-renovation house. The chaos is mighty but none of that really matters. Scroll back here if you want to look back.
- I learned (again) that we can only go so far alone. We need the companionship and the help of others. We are all “waking up” together.
- Something about space grabbed me this week. There were a bunch of things that crossed my feeds and ears and I felt I needed to just have a virtual look up into the sky.
- I learned that my assumptions are actually decisions I’m making and, as such, I should probably examine them in the same way.
- Not everything needs to be analyzed. Many things are better left implicit.
- I learned about the studio workings and craft of the sculptor Sabin Howard and his wife Traci Slatton and got some inspiration for my own approach to work.
- Other things that I came across this week:
- How Can We Stay Compassionate? – “Wherever you are, as far as you can, you should bring redemption, redemption from the misery brought in the world by the self-contradictory will of life, redemption that only he who has this knowledge can bring. The small amount you are able to do is actually much if it only relieves pain, suffering, and fear from any living being, be it human or any other creature.”
- The Loneliness of the Junior College Esports Coach – I saw this mentioned a kid from Cheyenne, Wyoming (where I spent my early years) and my interest was peaked. 😃
- Lifestyles – “Fifty-four years ago this month, in a push for publicity, The Sunday Times offered £5,000 to whoever could sail solo nonstop around the world the fastest. There were no qualification requirements and few rules. Nine men joined the race, one of whom had never sailed. Just one man finished, 312 days and 27,000 miles later. But it was two participants who never completed the race that generated the most news. One ended up dead, the other found himself happier than ever. Both outcomes came from decisions made at sea, but neither had anything to do with sailing.”
Last but not least, check out what I’m up to now.