The Mossletter 22

Hey Friends,

I hope you’re staying safe as we inch closer & closer to the time where each adult in the U.S. (& hopefully around the world!) can grab a vaccine, bringing about some sort of semblance of normalcy again …. Maybe it’s because I’m perpetually a “13 year-old boy trapped in a dad-bod” (I’m sure there’s a scientific term for this) — but I’m starting to get excited for theme parks to open back up (responsibly of course). I don’t know about you, but that Avengers Campus at Disney California Adventure has got my nerdy-name written all over it! 🤓

Until then, please my friend-os — do everything you can to try and mitigate your exposure to others … we’re almost there … stay on target … 🎯

📸 Pics Or It Didn’t Happen

Kid art is pretty awesome 👾

🧠 Muse From Around The Way

Thank You, Internet

Further proof that the Cookie Monster is, in fact — an ancient being sent to earth to make our species feel better about our primal, culinary urges. 🍪

Art Is Important

Is there anything better than a good comic book? How about a striking comic book where you learn about crucial history that most history books don’t dare to touch? Check out these accomplished books created by my buddies David Beier & Militza Jean-Felix that tell the revolutionary stories of Fred Hampton & Latasha Harlins. 🔎

And To The Earth It Shall Return

Taking the concept of recycled tech to the next level … 🖥

Taaaaaakkkee Onnnnnn Meeeeeee

Who wasn’t blown away by this innovative music video? Did you know that the version we all know and love was the bands’ fourth attempt at making the song a hit? ✏️

🎧 On Repeat

Have you ever found an album that’s just “pure joy”? By that I mean, music that sounds like it was created just for the sheer love of music itself? To me, this is what that sounds like. That’s it. That’s the review. 🎶

Again, maybe it’s just the “13 year-old boy trapped in a dad-bod” doing the programming lately, but I’ve been cycling back to some oldie-but-goodies. Temple of the Dog really didn’t need to be a good project; “super-groups” can honestly kind of get away with fair-to-middlin’ results. But after revisiting this album — IMHO — I can safely say that it truly is greater than the sum of its parts. It’s an engaging blend of grungy / soulful genres, & frankly, it makes me wistful for the days of a caterwauling Chris Cornell (r.i.p.) harmonizing with a velvety Eddie Vedder chillin’ by a campfire. 🌲

🥧 Stick It In Your Pie Hole

This past month my wife & I had the pleasure of trying out Lolo’s Filipino BBQ pop-up at the equally-awesome Over Town Brewing in Monrovia, CA. I think only emojis can properly convey this perfect matrimony of bbq & brews:

🍖 🥒 🔥 🍻 🤯 *

*roughly translated — stop what you’re doing right now & go to both if you’re in L.A.

🍿 Popcorn Break

Alright, here me out — yes this is a pretty silly video of over-engineering tech — but it brightened up my day & I have a feeling it will have the same impact on you (3:14)

🖋 Parting Words

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. — Alice Walker, Writer, Poet & Social Activist