Free holiday music is what’s bringing a little cheer to my ears. Here are two great (and very different) places for a little aural pleasure this holiday season:
[see my years past music recs here]
We’ve recently changed up our Sunday morning routine — and I like it. The alarm goes off at 5:45 and the first thing I do after I manage to
not fall crawl down the ladder is grab the radio remote and hit the power button as I stumble to the bathroom. After catching news highlights, one of my favorite new shows begins. It’s called On Being. Krista Tippett is the host and she’s moderating discussions on topics that typically don’t lend themselves to civility and grace. Per their website, “On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.” It’s an hour-long program so we always miss the second half; but for the last 5 weeks I have gone home Sunday afternoon and downloaded the rest of the days discussion to continue to engage my own thoughts. I’ve even downloaded the podcast so I can listen to it during my long Monday morning commute. A show about meaningful things, delivered in a meaningful way… I’m in.
This is a thought provoking (and short!) TED talk video by Eli Pariser about an ever increasing insulated on-line experience. Watching it made me recall two different articles (1 & 2) reminding me there are forces out there vying for my attention (and dollars) and I can’t just assume I’m being given the whole picture.
Clever, clever. The folks over at STACKED Wines decided to reinvent the wine bottle so to speak. With it’s individual size servings ready to go, it’s an instant party for four; or just perfect for when you want only 1 glass of wine and don’t want to open an entire bottle. Sure wishing we could get it here in Texas!
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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of the hand-written letter and notes. And I’m a big fan of Art House Co-op. So yesterday when they announced their latest project: The Note Swap, I was super pumped. But when I went to sign up this morning, the entry was already closed! I should have know they would fill their quota pretty quickly; and my lesson has been learned. It’s a standard mantra and our house anyway but “if you snooze, you lose!” They’ve got several other projects going on too though, I’ll have to consider signing up for one of those — and soon!
I just had the LONGEST post written and ready to go. But I’ve changed my mind about sharing so much. Suffice it to say that in light of some recent intellectual property rights issues (i.e. folks taking work that’s not theirs and not crediting the author) I’m re-evaluating this space (and Pinterest). Posting may be a little light around here because of that.
It seems that I’m using my phone for many more pics than I thought I would. And why not. It’s super convenient and much lighter (and less conspicuous) than my DSLR. I just wish there was a way to combine the two. Looks like someone is already working on that. This is a camera, WVIL, from Artefact. I sure hope that I get to see a reality of this nature sooner than later.