10 things worth sharing this week
The Francis Bebey video is enchanting. And I am a longtime Louise Gluck fan. Also from Landscape - "All your life, you wait for the propitious time. Then the propitious time reveals itself as action taken."
I have read at least 6?books by Percival Everett. I started with Glyph and now I’m reading Telephone. They are all so good!
I listened to When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi while I was deep into scratching an itch of playing Dr. Mario on N64. Bawled my eyes out & vanquished viruses
Thanks for the Louise Gluck pointer - I will check this out. And the owl's are back - hooray! Brilliant.
And just to pass something on... an artist acquaintance flagged up how terrible spotify is for musicians' income and I didn't know this. Maybe others don't? I'm not a musician myself so I don't know, but maybe something to bear in mind - people on this list might know of good alternatives?
Woohoo on the owls returning and your passion for documenting them through drawing. What a "connect". This is what happens when we put up nesting boxes and monitor them!
Yay owls 🦉
Also, love love love the links to the Native American Artwork. I am a big fan. And being a Canadian- born and raised- I am very inspired, in my own work, by our First Nations artist. Check out my fav. Marion Tu’uklu
The book Free Play was monumental in my life. A great book.
Hey Austin, I'm curious how the video game/ audio book mashup is going? Are you retaining more or less? I love audio books and haven't tried this mashup but listen when cleaning my house every week. Cassidy Hutchinson's new book, Enough got me through a month of cleaning the house lol. Just curious how you're finding your retention and also, are you doing well in the game? I'm thinking of trying this while playing virtual paintball on my Meta Quest.
Just started Free Play after reading the list this morning — WOW!! The opening story is stunning. I heard someone else talking about this exact phrase from it: "Nothing to lose and nothing to gain..." that being where the magic happens. Thank you for the recommendation, excited to keep reading!
And wonderful owl photos and illustration! I didn't quite catch sight of any when I lived in Austin, but glad to see you've already had visitors!
The destruction of the vast buffalo herd through the eyes of the Native Americans that witnessed it is compelling. You might enjoy this art-based game that includes autobiographical accounts from the time period. https://charlesmcquillen.com/puzzled-by-the-last-of-the-buffalo/