The Matchbook | 10.6.23
Little Bits Of Light
I’ll be darned, if all went well, I’m waking up right now in Boston, getting ready to drive to Albany, NY, to photograph a wedding. Then, it’s back to Boston to fly to London and I’m already tired just typing that hahaha. Here are some links to wake us all up:
I really, really want to take this place to the next level, but I can only do so with your help. This Signal Fire takes up so much of my time, emotional energy, and love, but I’m only able to do it when not doing my other gigs. You joining us here will help make THIS my main gig, and I would love that more than all things put together. You can help, here’s how:
Here’s the scoop, kids:
The NYT Games - If you must spend time on a device, there are some ways that I feel are more beneficial than others, and weirdly, playing the games on the NYT Games App, seems to be that. They stretch your brain, they stave off dementia, and hell, that’s a good thing. Let’s compete on the Mini, let’s play Connections, whatever, just play.
The Inescapable Rise Of Moral Superiority - I’ve thought a lot about this, doing what I do, posting what I post. No matter what I do, what I try to highlight or praise, someone, inevitably, is mad that I’m not highlighting something else. Someone is always taking the moral high ground, even when nothing I am doing is wrong. Moral Superiority, and this article touches on it, and dammit, it’s right, and it’s fascinating. Bottom line, we all are just too fucking hard on each other and try to turn everything into something. Even when it’s not.
5 Products That Sucked Until They Switched What They’re Made Of - I love weird crap like this, weird historical dives into things we know and use and love, and how their origins are a bit shady and bizarre. Here are 5 things we know today, that had very rough beginnings before they switched what they were made from. Hoses that weren’t waterproof? Good Lord.
Master Uncertainty, Master Anxiety - At the root of ALL anxiety, neuropsychologists explain, is uncertainty. It all boils down to that. If we can master that, we can maybe, just maybe, master the anxiety. This article dives into it, and offers some seriously concrete tips on how to start doing so. Who amongst us doesn’t need this? Who?
All I Want Is You by U2 - Just because, just, just because.
Totally Killer Trailer - This movie is probably awful, and who cares if it is? It’s also probably fun, and I dig the girl in it because she was Sabrina, and Sabrina rocks. I’ll watch it, and it’s out today, so why not?
I love you all. Be good.