Three things

pipers in the gloaming

Gosh, it’s been almost four months since I did one of these posts, and that one was the only time I did it in 2014. Hogwash! I do like some links.

1) PROJECT | Bored and Brilliant: The Lost Art of Spacing Out Join WNYC’s New Tech City managing editor Manoush Zomorodi for an experiment in spending less time on your phone and more time spacing out and doing creative work that doesn’t happen if we never allow our minds to be idle. There will be a week of challenges starting February 2, and in the meantime, download the Moment app to learn more about how you’re really using your phone, and follow the podcast and blog for more.

2) WISDOM | The Strange Art of Trying I’ve been meaning to share Deja’s post since last summer, maybe in a post of my own about our family food culture and my kid and all the things we did right and how he’s still so damn picky at five and how if I had to do it all over again I’d still do most of the same stuff. I think that post may linger in Draft Land forever, but I don’t want to wait any longer to share this. In half a sentence about effort and surrender, Deja says everything I felt but couldn’t articulate about kids and food. Hell, about how to live.

3) PHOTO ESSAY | 1989: America’s Malls I was strangely moved by Michael Galinsky’s photos of late 80s mall patrons. I think it’s to do with how I’ve been chewing on the idea of our shifting commons recently. More thoughts on that in another post, perhaps. Anyway, I was 12 in 1989.

3 thoughts on “Three things

  1. Grace

    Thanks for sharing Deja’s post! Though I don’t have children, the feeding part makes me more nervous than almost anything else! It’s encouraging to see others who are managing (trying!) to feed well without pushing, even with picky kids.

  2. Margit Van Schaick

    I encourage myself to keep trying by saying that “I’m in the process of (fill in the blank). This removes all guilt, shame, feelings of failure from the project.’ this comment refers to Deja’s essay.

  3. beth lehman

    lisa, i always love your links… this first one is fabulous… a bit of a rabbit hole for me, but i started tracking my time with the ‘moment’ app… whew!! i’m spending way too much time on my phone!

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