It’s more of a monthly wrap up this go-round as it’s definitely been a month around here, capped off with a summons to appear for jury duty selection. A selection process that ultimately lasted 14 hours and left me grateful once again for the Democracy from which we all benefit.
This month I also started teaching mindfulness and meditation to at-risk children, which fills my heart with genuine gratitude. It’s become one of the things I look forward to the most each week.
Those two experiences, being asked to assess guilt or innocence based upon a decision made in the space of a minute and working with children to teach them how many choices one minute holds has made an impression on me that’s likely to last a good long time. I’m consistently awed by the circumstances in which I find myself since committing to live life on my terms. and my heart is thankful for the space I’ve been given on this earth.
And, much, much more has happened this month in the spaces we’ve all been given. Here’s some of it:
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Gotta admit, with our ever increasing curiosity about the brain and how it works, the thought of having the title “cognitive developer” is pretty appealing– although my definition of “cognitive development” in the workplace has zero to do with AI.
Social Media Are Driving Americans Insane and 7 Reasons Not To Let Work Eat Into Your Lunch Break –agree, agree, strongly agree.
Book Pairings For Every Flavor Of Ben and Jerry’s — why didn’t I think of this?! This is genius on the level of the little plastic table thingy that keeps the cheese from sticking to the top of the pizza box.
Team Votes To Forfeit Season Rather Than Ban Girls — I teared up a bit here.
As usual, we find websites like this fascinating. Enter your birth date and find out about the history happening around you.
We find this very mesmerizing and not just because it’s based on graphic design.
Finally, here’s the link to the latest HeyAmyLou newsletter.
This Month’s Books:
- Buffering: Unshared Tales Of A Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart – this will easily make my top 10 this year.
- Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan – I read this in a weekend on my ereader. Super fun. Also, yes, I finally read an ebook. It will not become a thing.
- Into The Wild by John Krakauer – I chose this for a book challenge I’m attempting. I wouldn’t have picked it otherwise. Which is why I like book challenges.
This Month’s Podcasts:
Pod Save America – “He Has A Lot of Edits” – Politics aside, these are truly fascinating insights into writing speeches for the President of the United States.
This Month’s TV:
The Americans – season 1-3 and part of season 4. I binged this in the truest sense of the word and even payed Amazon for the first two episodes of season 4, which doesn’t come out on DVD for another week, at least (plus I’m number 5,962,347 to borrow it from the library so I’m not going to know what happens next until some time after the 4th of July).
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