Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing this week:
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- Some simple notes to myself.
- Jerry Seinfeld’s trick for maintaining a sense of perspective.
- A tiny Christmas miracle: my 2-year-old woke up and decided he could draw! And I blogged about comparing kid’s art to cave paintings and using scraps of my boys’ drawings in my notebooks.
- I enjoyed Mitch Resnick’s book, Lifelong Kindergarten, about cultivating creativity through, projects, peers, passion, and play. (Here’s a video of him talking about the book.)
- I finished Oliver Sacks’ The River of Consciousness. Really good. I’m now reading Eve Babitz’s Eve’s Hollywood. (I really liked Slow Days, Fast Company.)
- Ear candy: I’m listening to this “lost” Velvet Underground album, zoning out to Hiroshi Yoshimura's Music for Nine Post Cards, and catching up with Aquarium Drunkard’s 2017 Year in Review.
- Streaming on Netflix: we finished Halt and Catch Fire, and while I wasn’t totally crazy about the finale, I really loved the show. (Check out their great playlists on Spotify.)
- My favorite movies and TV shows I watched this year. Top 3 movies: Get Out, The Handmaiden, and City of Gold.
- I’m still putting together my Top 100 list of stuff that made my year. Here are lists from the past 3 years.
- In case you missed it last week, here are 15 great books I read this year. (And here’s how to read more next year.)
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Hope y’all have a really wonderful New Year.
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