Un-break my brain

The Coach's Notes #33

Hi Folks,

In working out how I want this newsletter, ezine, digest, email journal thing to go, I’ve decided to move toward a 3 times a week gig. What?! Don’t panic. It’s not my intention to flood your inbox with emails. I just want to bring you maximum value and also feed my own soul through creative expressions like writing and making podcasts and such like.

So here’s my publishing plan:

Sundays - a reflective piece that’s a round up of my reading, watching, and listening notes from the week.

Tuesdays- an audio piece.

Thursdays - a curated piece of the best of what I’ve found on the Internet that week.

I might be being a bit over ambitious with a publishing schedule like this considering all the other things I have going on at any given time, but this feels right, so I think I’ll just dive in and see what happens (as is my usual style anyway).

To make life easy on me, the Thursday editions will come to you in the form of a listicle!

So without further ado…

Here are 10 things I thought were worth sharing with you this week:

  1. It’s easy, in life, to sometimes feel like a piece of driftwood on a rapid river. I had my moments this week and so I turned to The Saint, The Surfer, and the CEO, for a little urban calm.

  2. I’m always excited to see the re-imagining of literature using social tech. I stumbled upon Bart Plantenga’s novel Beer Mystic which binds the novel to the Internet and physical spaces:

BEER MYSTIC Pub Crawl: 40 sites host a Beer Mystic excerpt. Each host includes an excerpt + links to the BEFORE and AFTER excerpt. In this way you can read the entire book as you circumnavigate the globe. A map shows the geographical location of each publication.

Pretty neat idea, I thought?

  1. If you like classic hot wings, these bad dawgs were super hot (pardon the pun).

  2. You’re not normal because nobody is, according to Yale research.

  3. One of the classes I really enjoyed during my time at West Point was a comparative religion course. For all the differences, there are some fundamentals that bind all the religions together, which this animated short provides and intro to.

  4. Do you understand the interior of your own mind?

  5. If like me, you feel tangled up in the alphabet soup of generations like - What separates Generation Y from X, and is Generation Z a thing? How old is each generation? Are they really that different? I found this piece from Community Rising helpful in sorting out my confusion.

  6. I haven’t seen half these movies, but it was pretty cool to see inspiration in play: Famous Movie Scenes you probably didn’t realise were Borrowed from Paintings

  7. How do you calculate the value of a life?

  8. I love technology, especially social tech. But I do wonder sometimes if we’ve gone off the rails a little. Like Kevin Roose, most of us probably have a phone problem: Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain

Thanks for reading, and don’t forget to share the love with a friend.

Peace and love to you,

Clay