You might notice a new look and feel for the newsletter; after updating to a monthly frequency, I also took the time to migrate my newsletter to Substack*. 💪 To my friends peppered all around the world: whether you celebrate(d) Hanukkah or Diwali, Kwanzaa or Christmas — may the warmth of the holidays rejuvenate your mind and bring peace into your hearts. Happy New Year! 🌟
*Why Substack, you ask? I won’t bore you with the details here, but if you’re considering starting your own newsletter and would be interested to hear why I chose them — just reply and I’ll give you the nerdy lowdown! 🤓
📸 Pics Or It Didn’t Happen
Made an overnight breakfast casserole in the slow-cooker for my wife’s b-day 🍲
🧠 Muse From Around The Way
Dance + AI / LED lights = a kinder, gentler Skynet?
If you call yourself a Stones fan (or merely a student of rock history), you should probably click the link …
Let’s dissect why Die Hard rises to the top of our Christmas viewing lists …
This is all sorts of crazy — but I’m (kind of) here for it.
My inner child goes squeeeeee (and my outer adult is slightly terrified?)
🎧 On Repeat
A bit too late for Halloween, but just in time for my household chores! The Pumpkins are back, and they’re … copacetic? To be honest, I’m kind of fine with Corgan & Crew leaning into their “softer” side … Maybe I’m just in a synth-phase? 🤔 This too shall pass …
Remember when Marky Mark asked you to take a walk on the wildside? Well, Mister Mark obviously hadn’t yet listened to Dead Sharp — a fresh auditory project from my old bud Courtney Stubbert. Besides being a multi-media artist tour de force, Courtney continues to prove his mettle experimenting amidst the dank, dodgy corners of the musical experience. I’m not even going to try and explain this album to you, but if you consider yourself open-minded about art (and / or you dig Bjork’s more “guttural” works), then you should pop some headphones on and get lost in this primal pulse.
🍿 Popcorn Break
The Deadliest Garden In England (2:24)
🗣 Poll Vault
Last Issue’s Poll: “If you could have only one super-power — what would it be?”
Winner: Stop time 🕐
*Regarding new polls, I’m going to take a pause on this; I may restart these at some point, but I’m exploring some new options here!
🖋 Parting Words
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it. — C. S. Lewis, Writer & Theologian