Totally Watching Television

https://austinkleon.com/2017/12/31/totally-watching-television/?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email From today’s Austin Kleon newsletter I’m on the couch, on a Friday morning. British and Irish accents mix with the sound of cars outside the window. Tiger Woods is putting for birdie on the 15th hole. The Open Championship is at St. Andrews this year. After waking, I made cranberry-chocolate-chip waffles. Ralph, the goldendoodle,... Continue Reading →

Sharing the 2021 Worga Foundation Annual Report

I have the great privilege of working with the Worga Foundation. The organization partners with a global community of Mabaan learners and leaders to support their efforts to create more love, justice, and equality in their communities. To be Mabaan is to be from an Indigenous tribe that lives primarily in Maban County, a northeastern... Continue Reading →

My Procrastination Habit…

I'm reading Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Show How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Dr. Judson Brewer. I love reading it. It's written in a simple, chatty, and example-laden way and it works well with the way that I learn. I'm savouring the last couple of chapters. I... Continue Reading →

This Is How You Lose The Time War

Aside from being an evocative phrase, "This Is How You Lose The Time War" is a book. It became this week's reading material on recommendation from a friend with readerly and writerly practices and aspirations similar to mine. I read it in two ways: The way that I read when I was a kid on... Continue Reading →

Something For My Friends To Read

This morning I read this week's edition of Notes From A Small Press, a regular newsletter from Anne Trubek, the founder and owner of Belt Publishing. I love what Anne does with this newsletter. It brings me into the world of publishing, invites me to discover new writers, and encourages me to pursue my own... Continue Reading →

Surprise Us With Grace

This morning I read You Are Not A Server: Nor Are You Finalizable by Alan Jacobs, in the Hedgehog Review. The article invited me to: Challenge the simile, "my brain is like a computer" and question its (the simile's) usefulness. Expand my options and consider the third response. Imagine alternative relationships with social media. Read... Continue Reading →

A Tired Day in the Neigbourhood

I'm sitting in front of the sink, back against a cabinet, on the floor of my kitchen. Over the top of my computer screen I see Ralph, a nine week old doodle, fast asleep. He yawns, stretches out, sits up, takes two steps, and squats. "NO!!!" screams my sleep-deprived brain. I launch myself into action,... Continue Reading →

The Beaver on Land is Like a Chicken Nugget

Today's award for smile-inducing descriptive phrasing goes to Emily Fairfax, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management at California State University and Channel Islands. In an article in the Sacramento Bee, Professor Fairfax said, "The beaver on land is like a chicken nugget walking through the landscape for predators...They're fat and they're slow and... Continue Reading →

I’m Here Reacting | #OurLondonFamily

Trigger Warning: This post contains discussion of the recent terrorist attack in London, Ontario and documents my experience of hearing the news. I was sitting in a warehouse in Halifax, waiting to be called to set, when I found out about the terrorist attack in London, Ontario. I heard the news from my dad, in... Continue Reading →

Chi Chi DeVayne’s Lip Sync To Remember

My partner Kelsey introduced me to RuPaul's Drag Race. My journey into relatively devout fandom started pre-pandemic, but the extra time at home has allowed for a deeper dive than might have otherwise happened. We've watched a random collection of seasons so far — I'm not going to try to name the seasons because to... Continue Reading →

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