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Carrot Cake 8-11-20
It’s been a while. I haven’t had the jam lately to sit down and knock these out every week. Life gets in the way and things become priorities that weren’t priorities before. As Ricer would say, c’est la vie.
A new podcast project. It’s called Lemon Wedge. You can find it on Apple and Spotify. For some reason, this email service doesn’t work well linking to those platforms. It’s a series of 4 interviews that I did with Christian Appia. Christian is a recording artist and entrepreneur based in Boston. If you are looking for new music to check out that you probably haven’t heard of, you should listen. Also, Christian just released his first song on Spotify and it slaps. Search spotify for “Appia”.
The Voyage of the Cormorant by Christian Beamish. H/t to Colin Greenhalgh for the suggestion. Not sure if Greens is a friend of the cake. Might be more of an acquaintance :)
The author leaves his job to build a sailboat in his garage and sails down the coast of Baja looking for surf. This book scratches the travel itch that we mostly have to smother during covid. You also get a front row seat to him battling his demons during the solo trip. This is one of those books that I ripped through in two servings.
Something I am dabbling with:
Are you all familiar with “The Artist’s Way,” by Julia Cameron? It is a book and a set of tools that I am just starting and has been invigorating so far. You can check out her interview with Brian Koppelman for an intro to her work. If you check out this interview, stick around for BKs interview with Rene Redzepi, who is chef and owner of Noma, the world’s best restaurant.
My favorite TV show right now is Yellowstone. I had briefly forgotten about it until Brian DiPisa (friend of the cake) hit me with it. BD, I just googled you to make sure that I had the DiPisa spelled correctly and stumbled upon some of your pizza reviews. Just delightful.
Why is it so much easier to give other people really solid, generous advice than giving the same advice to yourself?
Have you done anything productive with this Covid19 period? I’d love to hear about it.
Are you struggling? I’ve talked to a handful of friends who have had a really tough time with the isolation brought on by covid. Some tough conversations with partners and some long introspective periods of loneliness. If it’s helpful for you to write about that stuff, hit reply as well. I will not share it.
Have you done any local, safe travelling to spots that you can share?
Love you all. Felt good to sit and write this one. Hopefully you enjoyed it.