weekly thoughts – fragile human warmth

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Sat 16 Jun 2018 10:35 am

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: How to Beat Procrastination – Wait But Why
“A remarkable, glorious achievement is just what a long series of unremarkable, unglorious tasks looks like from far away.”

…a fun and in-depth analysis of how procrastination works and how to beat it

What I learned this week: Out in the Great Alone

“…you could feel it: this fragile human warmth surrounded by almost unmanageable sadness.”

I want to need to experience this…

What I enjoyed this week: Counterpart. J.K. Simmons doing Fringe/Walter Bishop as a spy thriller. A slow burner with a gorgeous soundtrack.

And it’s got subtitles! I like subtitles!

Quote o’ the week: These days, I guess a lot of kids interact with each other over screens. But I’m grateful that all of my early interactions were in person. It’s a real gift for young people to be able to see the face of someone they’ve just hurt. In that moment, you learn whether or not you have what it takes to be a killer. Anyone can kill you, but it takes someone you know to really HURT you. It takes someone you love to break your heart. -Saga

Song o’ the week: Choir and Crickets


Blogged by edjusted as music — edjusted Sat 16 Jun 2018 10:11 am

Groovy! Natalia Lafourcade meets the Beach Boys meets the Beatles.

I trust scientists…because they do science…

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation,environment,politics,science — edjusted Thu 7 Jun 2018 8:44 pm

…wistful and depressed sigh…

judge rules that trump can’t block people on twitter…

Blogged by edjusted as politics — edjusted Wed 23 May 2018 10:55 pm

…but what if I want him to block me? Do I need to start a new lawsuit???

Trump’s Twitter blocking violates First Amendment, court rules

how do we win?

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation,music — edjusted Sat 19 May 2018 10:59 am

yeah…some kids probably need to get out more often…

Blogged by edjusted as contemplation — edjusted Tue 17 Apr 2018 9:39 pm

I still remember the first time I had a Turkish Delight in London. I was *so* excited! And then…it…was…alright…I mean, I enjoyed it…but…give-up-the-world-for-a-few-of-these…?

And yeah, if Cinnabon was involved…goodbye world!

weekly thoughts – so broken

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Fri 23 Feb 2018 10:32 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: Ascenseur Pour l’Échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows)
It’s kind of wild, kind of lonesome, kind of dark, kind of not. And it has a great soundtrack by Miles Davis

What I learned this week: Wow…this was a really good interview. Really life-changing actually.
In summary: Reality is bliss. Ignorance is suffering.
Finding Joy in a World of Suffering

What I enjoyed this week: Another Period. Craziness at its deadpan best

Quote o’ the week: One of the great attractions of tribalism is that you don’t actually have to think very much. All you need to know on any given subject is which side you’re on. You pick up signals from everyone around you, you slowly winnow your acquaintances to those who will reinforce your worldview, a tribal leader calls the shots, and everything slips into place. After a while, your immersion in tribal loyalty makes the activities of another tribe not just alien but close to incomprehensible. –Andrew Sullivan

Song o’ the week: Bjork – So Broken
Devastating. I like the studio version is better, but watching her perform is just something else

weekly thoughts – moral luck

Blogged by edjusted as weekly tidbits — edjusted Fri 16 Feb 2018 8:35 pm

What I’m watching/reading/listening to: The Good Place. never has a show been more enjoyable the more you know about psychology and philosophy. I mean seriously, an entire bit based on the “Trolley problem”?!? awesome!

What I learned this week: The idea of moral luck is pretty mind-blowing
Why do we blame drunk drivers who hit someone more than drunk drivers who make it home OK? We all do this. But have you ever stopped to think about why we think that or how that makes sense?

What I enjoyed this week: Why Trying New Things Is So Hard to Do

Quote o’ the week: There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there. -Indira Gandhi

Song o’ the week: Miles Davis – Générique. Part of an amazing soundtrack for an amazing movie.

hungarian dance meets vaudeville?

Blogged by edjusted as cool stuff — edjusted Sun 11 Feb 2018 9:59 am

Great choreography and amazing energy!


Blogged by edjusted as music — edjusted Sat 3 Feb 2018 5:49 pm

Barcelona Gipsy balKan Orchestra – Od Ebra do Dunava

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