The Matchbook | 1.27.23
Little Bits Of Light
Good tidings fair dinkums. I hope this week has treated you kindly, and if you find it has not, I hope you gave it a solid kick in the b-hind to remind it that though it might think it is, YOU are in fact still the boss. Anyhoo, onto the good stuff.
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7 Tips To Protect Your Heart - Yep, I’m kicking things right off with some health advice, because here’s the way I look at it: If you’re not healthy, you’re not gonna be around to make me feel better about the state of things on this planet of ours. I need ya, so selfishly, I want your hearts humming at full capacity and efficiency as long as possible. Here’s 7 tips on how to do that, you know, for me.
Map Portraits, A Merger Of Arts - I Love when people take things and make creative art out of them. I love when those things taken are often strange bedfellows, wacky juxtapositions that help the overall feel. This artist, Ed Fairburn, does just that, making these staggeringly beautiful portraits on maps. Oofda…I dig.
7 Wonders Of The World for 2023 - A theme of 7’s it seems today, and this time it’s NEW wonders of the world to drool over for 2023. We need wonder folks, a lot more of it, and these spots fill me with awe and a serious desire to see them all. Which is your favorite? (Mine is Bhutan…desperate to go there)
The Melancholy Nostalgia Of Discontinued Breakfast Cereals - I love cereal, and I’ll always be a CTC guy, if you know you know, but going down memory lane to see these warmed and broke my little heart. I remember them on shelves, and they always looked so damn good. Do you remember any? Which? I miss these ever day:
A Smart Bandage - The future is here, or at least coming very soon to a knife slice from trying to cut an avocado near you. Researchers are developing a “smart bandaid” that will essentially speed healing, protect the wound from bacteria, and make you feel like Iron Man all at the same time. Still some kinks to work out it seems, but still, exciting to see medicine starting to leap forward.
Running To Stand Still (Remix) by U2 - My favorite song of all time (long story why, but it always will be) gets a cool remix, and I like it. Reminds me of Sven, and I miss him every day. Anyway, give it a listen.
Typewriter Series Video Silliness - Click this one, then chase them back, it’s easier than pasting them all in here :) Here’s some poems read by my goofy ass.Tiktok failed to load.
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I love you all. Be good.
Thanks for these, Tyler. I really like the remix. There was a time I listened to U2 daily. Ask my kids- they know all the lyrics! Seems like a different life. Never too old for an old school cereal. My Grandma used to always go to the store and get us Lucky Charms when we came for visits. What is CTC? Captain Crunch?
So now I want to go to MONT SAINT-MICHEL soooo bad! A brand new place where my wonder can sit to think. 💜
Boo•Berry was my favorite cereal that I wasn’t allowed to get very often. Three of us and we had to take turns getting our favorite 🙄. (My younger brother always got Cinnamon Toast Crunch).
I really enjoyed these. Took to heart the heart health advice too 👍🏻