[5/29] Recently Read, Watched, and Listened


The Art of Noticing, by Rob Walker - a reread for some inspiration. there are some really good exercises to re-train your mind on paying attention to what is around you.


Amy Tan, Unintended Memoir (2021) - what a fascinating life. The sadness and darkness of her childhood, and how she was able to accomplish what she has…

High on the Hog - completed season 1. This is not another food travel show. This is an education. And it should be a mandatory watch.

Back to the Future II (1989) - a re watch, as I saw it in my recommendations on Netflix. My favorite part of this is Michael J. Fox's portrayal of the different characters, especially his children.

Back to the Future III (1990) - Because you have to watch III right after II. They work as one big movie (instead of two parts). My favorite thing about this movie is Thomas Wilson's portrayal of Buford Tannen.


This week’s rotation included Hiperson (“Bildungsroman” is a great album!), Japanese Breakfast, Radiohead, Rilo Kiley, The Mountain Goats, and The Linda Lindas.

[Single] "Be Sweet" by Japanese Breakfast - The more i hear it, the more I like this single. It's been on repeat in my head all week.

[Podcast] Hidden Brain: Tribes and Traitors - I do not understand fully understand nor have “a take” on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. i do know that what is happening is horrifying and very sad. This episode, a repeat from a previous airing, is eye-opening.


Northgard - I increased the difficulty level and I'm getting mixed results, which is a generous way of saying that I'm losing far more than I'm winning.