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The Matchbook | 5.31.24

Little Bits Of Light

WE ARE BACK friends, back for an all new shitshow of links and hijinks and all that nonsense. I hope you missed us! Also, things have been slowwwwww on the booking front for our wedding/elopement photography business, and it’s a shame cause 1) we’re really damn good and b) I just redesigned our entire website. More on that later. So if you’re in need of good photographers, maybe think about booking us?! for all the sweet deets.

There’s never been a better time to show your support for this place, to help me keep it alive. Plus, now you get to see video extras, AND LADY G’s LOVELY FACE and stuff like that, which is rad. If you wanna join us, it literally costs like $0.14 a day. 14 CENTS! Here’s how to join us:

Here’s the scoop, kids:

Lord G’s Finds:

  1. Redesign - That’s right friendo, I completely redesigned our entire business website. It’s the one-stop-shop for all our galleries from wedding photography, elopement photography, senior photos, family photos, and even travel and commercial photography too. Plus, it’s got the simplest ways of contacting us, clients we’ve worked with, and it’s hope to the official Chasers Merch Shop! Stop over, browse it, and then book us for any photography jobs you might have. I’m proud of how it looks. Damn right.

  2. Ancient Autism - I just wrote a Signal Fire: The Sunday Edition about this the other day, it’s just below this write up, and then one of YOU beauties linked this article about how I might have been more right than I thought. This article shows scientific evidence pointing to the theory that over 100,000 years ago, Autistic people might have been championed for their contributions to their societies, and might have even helped shape human evolution. BAM. Score one for us NDs! Here’s the original Sunday Edition:

  3. Doctor Who “73 Yards” - I’ll admit, the first two episodes of the newest Doctor Who season had me wondering if Disney’s involvement was a bad, bad, bad, idea. I love everything Nctui Gatwa does still, always, but it just didn’t feel right. The following two episodes, no spoilers, of Boom and 73 Yards, totally changed my mind. They feel classic Who, they feel fresh, and they took some big risks I won’t give away. In particular, 73 Yards, made some crazy decisions this fresh into a new Doctor’s campaign, and boy did they pay off. This one felt almost like the famous Sally Sparrow Blink episode, and I Loved it. Have you been watching?

  4. The Budapest Children’s Railway - Get this, there’s a railway in Budapest, Hungary, that’s completely (with the exception of just the engineer driver) run by children aged 10-14. Ticket offices, signals, switches, it’s all run by children. I don’t know why I love this so much, but someday, I wanna take a ride on the 7-mile-long rail line, called The Gyermekvasút. Would you ride it?

  5. 17 “Unwritten Rules” To Make The World A Better Place - People were polled, people responded, and I wanted US to add to this list. So please, in the comments below, add your own “unwritten rules” to make life a better place for everyone around us. What are things you think everyone should follow to make things better? I would love to compile a big ol’ list of crap that we should all improve upon, little unwritten bits of wisdom. One of my favorites from their list: “Assume benign intent.” I preach this all the time, as with my Autism I often get misinterpreted. So, what are some of yours? Sound off…

    image via Canva

Lady G’s Finds:

  1. Healing Power of Play - If you ask Tyler, he’s known this all along, but this article was still an amazing reminder about what happens to your soul when you allow play back in. Not just boardgames and the likes, but true, light-hearted, constant play. Turns out, everything from satisfaction, to productivity, and everything in between is changed. What a thing. Start playing. Trust me, it’s worth it.

  2. Chia Seed Pudding Recipe - It might look absolutely horrific, and my entire household thinks so, but it tastes delicious, and so they can all just shut it. This recipe is healthy, it’s amazing, and it’s so easy to make. I am eating it every night before bed, and I seriously cannot stop. Try it, get beyond the appearance, and dive in.

  3. Boys in the Boat (movie & book) - We just watched this whilst working out, and while the movie didn’t have near the complexity of the book, it was still an amazing film, one of those easy-to-watch movies where you kinda know what’s going to happen, but it doesn’t matter, it’s beautiful anyways. As I said, the book is much, much richer in detail, but I loved the movie too, and it’s certainly worth a watch if you’re in the mood for something light and lovely.

  4. New Travel Plan…VISIT THE BAKERIES - We’re about to head off to Northern Ireland to photograph a wedding, and I decided that now that I own my own bakery (

    ) I should visit as many other people’s bakeries as possible. First stop, Derry! Second stop, somewhere outside Bushmills. Why the heck not!? Got any in the world I absolutely cannot miss out on!?

  5. Eureka Street by Robert McLiam Wilson - This book, and I’m only 10% in so who knows where it’ll go, feels like my favorite show, Brassic, so I was immediately hooked. Set in Northern Ireland (see why I’m reading it?!) during the Troubles, it’s an amazing peek into the lives of some every day Belfastians (is that what they are called?) during such tumultuous times. Love it so far, hope to love it all the way through.

We love you all. Be good.

Signal Fire by Tyler Knott Gregson
Signal Fire by Tyler Knott Gregson
Tyler Knott Gregson and his weekly "Sunday Edition" of his Signal Fire newsletter. Diving into life, poetry, relationships, sex, human nature, the universe, and all things beautiful.