I was really inspired by this tweet from Dr. Indigo Willing. She picked up skateboarding at 41, after getting her PhD. I traded my regular skateboard in for a cruiser at 40, so I wouldn’t be tempted to do tricks. Now, I suffer from post-exertional malaise, but would love to take up casual skating again. I hope I can get past the fatigue and try some of what Dr. Willing is demoing here again.
My 9-yr.-old loves video games. It seems sometimes like his love for video games surpasses his love for everything else. When he’s not playing video games, or negotiating with me about his game time limits, he’s watching others play video games on YouTube. The pandemic hasn’t really bothered him, because it did nothing to interfere with his favorite activities.
Since I set game time limitations, the main concern I have had about these patterns is the exclusivity of the entertainment choices. Unlike when I was a child, or even when his brother was growing up, he doesn’t watch shows with…
I loved the original The Wonder Years series, which tracked almost perfectly with my age at the time it aired. The familiarity of the youth experience mixed with the historical perspective that was mostly new to me was a compelling combination.
The return of the show, set in the same time period, but featuring a black family, promises to bring back both of the elements that drew me in. The focus on the black experience will also bring a new dynamic that can be instructive, as well as entertaining.
The instantly likable protagonist, Dean, seeks to be a uniter in…
The smooth and slightly smoky voice of Saint Sinner pairs well with the instrumentals from Tycho. It’s a welcome change to hear vocals on the (normally instrumental) Tycho tracks and this is one song where they really pull it off in a very cohesive way. I’ve always thought Scott Hansen from Tycho had a certain genius for making electronic music sound particularly organic and that is particularly evident here.
“Pink and Blue” is from the Weather album from Tycho, which came out over two years ago. I still find myself listening to this song fairly frequently, though, as it goes well with different kinds of playlists.
This tweet expresses my view of curation well. Sometimes, I want to bring readers to the article for a full read, if I can spark their interest. However, sometimes the idea can be conveyed in one or two pull quotes. Both kinds of link posts have value. In the end, it depends on the reader to choose.