What I've been into
- The Blank Check podcast has been doing a series on Sam Raimi’s work, so I just watched The Evil Dead and Evil Dead II for the first time and had a great time. Podcasts I follow often nudge me into watching movies, and I’m looking forward to filling in Raimi’s films I haven’t seen yet before listening to their accompanying podcast episodes.
- I just finished reading Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed—my first from her. One quote that resonated with me: "His gentleness was uncompromising; because he would not compete for dominance, he was indomitable."
- (I also enjoyed the frequent use of the term "propertarian" as a derogatory insult).
- There’s not usually much music out at this point of the year, but I spent some time with new records from Nas and Stormzy. I’m enjoying Nas’s King’s Disease III so far, but Stormzy’s shift in tone from the punchy braggadocio of 2019’s Heavy Is The Head (one of my favorite records of that year) to the much gentler This Is What I Mean is still taking me some time to acclimate to.
I’ve been considering how I want to smooth out my educational process for getting people into tea. I’m accustomed to inviting people to enjoy tea at my house, but don’t have written instructions or resources anywhere yet to help guide someone through it on their own. Maybe a virtual tea session could be fun?
What about you?
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