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What I learned last week (#184): a heartbeat a billion miles away


A weekly selection of what I was reading, drawing, writing, and doing.


Illustration of Sam riding his bike with no feet on the pedals.
Pretty much sums up how we were feeling at the end of last week.
  • 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.

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