There’s been a lot of new stuff in rotation as of late, as well as some old favorites as well. Here is another selection of some of my favorite music keeping me company during my favorite time of year. See part 1 here.
I have always listed to a lot of music, and always have music playing while I work, cook and generally anytime I can put something on I will. Here is a selection of some of the music keeping me company during my favorite time of year.
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children . . . to leave the world a bit better . . . to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.Ralph Waldo Emerson
You can still succeed now, maybe more so.
Cool videos to share with your kids:
I mean, just look at some of these:
Tilly the golden eagle flies above the Scottish highlands: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/tilly-the-golden-eagle-soars-above-the-scottish-highlands
Hummingbird frenzy: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/hummingbird-frenzy
Science experiments to do with kids: https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/ten-easy-home-science-experiments-kids
Using YouTube as a platform for serving video but collecting it in a way that’s fun and better than using YouTube.
My favorite new for me sites/resources on the pandemic:
The Corona Virus explained:
Our World in Data, a brilliant site for interesting facts:
(the Coronavirus page I find particularly good: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus)
A blast from the past:
The origin of the name SEGA and other surprises in this strange-but-cool commemoration to 60 years of SEGA. I was such a huge fan of the Sega Genesis and SEGA ruled the arcades as well (another thing I was a huge fan of).
Music to revisit:
Writing process that I was thinking about:
This is what I do for everything I post:
Write all of my thoughts on a subject.
Argue against those ideas.
Explore different angles until I’m sick of it.
Leave it for a few days or years, then repeat those steps.
Hate how messy these thoughts have become.
Reduce them to a tiny outline of the key points.
Post the outline. Trash the rest.
From Derek Sivers: https://sivers.org/7
(also be sure to check out How to ask your mentors for help: https://sivers.org/ment)
Everything is going to be ok:
Is it? That depends.
Lastly, check out what we’re up to now.
Visited another new place in Scotland and spent much of the week there:
Islay and Jura are two isles (islands) off the west coast of Scotland known for being remote, sparsely populated, wild, beautiful and full of some of the best whisky in the world. My Dad and I ventured out to find all of this to be very true indeed.
Favorite new music: The latest from Makaya McCraven, We’re New Again: A Reimagining has been a great companion to lunches and sketching.
The Chicago drummer and producer transforms Gil-Scott Heron’s final album into a masterpiece of dirty blues, spiritual jazz, and deep yearning.