10 things worth sharing: the blessing and curse of being a writer, books about gardening and mothering, a newsletter about walking, and more...
Wow, thanks for the tip on Walk it Off. I just read the one with Rax King, (I’d never heard of her), and it was absolutely delightful. Her book is now on my reading list. This is why this newsletter is so great - I get introduced to new writers and interesting tidbits all the time!
I binge The Detectorists whenever the world becomes too much. Which means I've pretty much memorized the dialogue (but still laugh) for the entire series.
You might also enjoy Jacob Collier doing full breakdowns of his Logic sessions. Very, very, very Show Your Work. And absolutely fascinating. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d4-URyWEJQ
Loving these particular "10 things" - as a children's author/poet, particularly love the clustering of books - SO many children's books/novels worth adult reading!
There is a scene in the final episode (I think) of The Detectorists, that captured the deep-seated quiet joy and peace of being in nature more than anything o have ever seen. I loved the whole thing, but there were moments like that… evocative of something hard to put into words. I have been stuck in the house a lot during Covid time and being in the yard or on the deck with the birds and tiny woods and garden has been so comforting. All I need now is a group of quirky friends to do it with.
I’m going to keep a little thread here of things people sent me via e-mail
Rick Beato on YouTube, I got hooked on his What Makes This Song Great series where he breaks down songs, isolates elements and make you discover and appreciate new things about songs you love. Something for everyone!
A very late reply to this, but on the subject of music theory videos: the Earworm series by Vox is delightful. You’ve probably come across it already, but sharing just in case. https://youtu.be/SENzTt3ftiU