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Carrot Cake 7-6-20
This week’s recs
Drake White - Wednesday Night Therapy. Every Wednesday night Drake does a live show on YouTube with his band from a barn outside of Nashville. He has two songs right now that blow my doors off. Check out the show from June 24 (embedded). My two favorite songs start at 24:15 and 44:00 ish.
The HoneyDew Podcast with Ryan Sickler. I love the name and the story behind it. In a fruit salad, the honeydew always gets pushed to the side. No one is ever excited about the HoneyDew. (Side note: this is how I used to feel about coleslaw until I had a good one from BT’s smokehouse in Sturbridge.) He brings his friends on this show to talk about real challenges that they’ve faced. Ryan calls it the “stories behind the storytellers”. It’s very funny and very human. Check out any episode with Josh Wolf or the Joe List episode.
This week’s commentary
Covid spiking again is terrifying. We need leadership right now and it feels like we are getting what ever the opposite of leadership is. Why is wearing a mask such a big issue? It just feels like being a good neighbor to me.
I’ve been experimenting with an app called 10% Happier. It’s a meditation and mindfulness app. If you are anything like me, sitting down to meditate is hard. They have a series of 5-10 minute sessions that you can listen to while walking or walking dishes or commuting. It feels like a good way to start some type of practice. I almost always feel my shoulders drop a little and feel a little more at peace even after a little five minute session. There are 100 apps (Calm, Headspace, etc), I’d say pick any of them and give it a try.
Anybody done anything fun lately or bought anything that has given them some joy?
Love you all. Hope you are hanging in.