The Mossletter 8


Hey Friends,

If you’re in the U.S. (or an expat overseas) I hope you’re able to peel away some time this weekend to decompress & celebrate the independence of our nation (I predict a viewing of Hamilton on Disney+ is in our future …🔮).

Stay safe! ✨


📸 Pics Or It Didn’t Happen

Had a lovely (socially-distant) stroll at the Arboretum for Father's Day

Had a lovely (socially-distant) stroll at the Arboretum for Father's Day

👦 Awesome Stuff Our Four Year Old Says

I really want this day to be my birthday so mommy can give me green money — and then we can go to Disneyland.

*Editor’s note: Never mind that Disneyland isn’t currently open — it’s worth pointing out that he now understands the distinction that “silver” money will not (in fact) get him to Disneyland — only “green” money will.

🔥 Hot Off The Blog

Game Spotlight: Little Orpheus

Like platformer games? Crave colorful, cinematic, pulpy fun? Check out Little Orpheus — a charming gem available on Apple Arcade.

🧠 Muse From Around The Way

The Osbick Bird: Edward Gorey’s Tender and Surprising Vintage Illustrated Allegory About the Meaning of True Love

E. G. is the O. G. — 4 Lyfe.

Actors who guest-starred on The X-Files before they were famous

Hugely popular comedians, superhero blockbuster leads, and stars from some of the best TV series of all time showed up on the The X-Files long before any of us knew their names. Here are some of those actors who guest-starred on the landmark show before they were famous.

Forrest Fenn treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains for 10 years has finally been found

Thousands of brave souls have ventured into the Rocky Mountains for the past decade, searching for a treasure chest filled with gold, rubies, emeralds and diamonds.

🎧 On Repeat

‎Caer by Twin Shadow

Back when “live concerts” were a thing — we had the pleasure of catching Twin Shadow at an intimate performance; if these beatmakers aren’t on your radar (and you’re a fan of smart pop with a crisp 80’s synth bounce) — feast your ears. When I listen to Twin Shadow, I kind of feel like I’m living in a modern John Hughes movie — & I’m totes fine with it.

🍿 Popcorn Break

Making Tech Inclusive & Accessible (4:28)

🖋 Parting Words

Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. — Maya Angelou, Poet