Saturday, November 26, 2022

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The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. Join in weekly, bi-weekly or for a monthly wrap up. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme


 

LOOKING FORWARD to November


This week I took several people to the airport. 

 I also went to the dentist twice, I had an endodontic appointment for a consultation on a root canal, and an appointment for cleaning  My brother talked me through it, as finding the clinic was half the battle. It's located on the U of M campus.  

I went to see comedian, Josh Blue. My friend had tickets and she has cerebral palsy like Josh so it was great to support his work.  Josh blue was voted the Last Comic Standing (fourth season).




I enjoyed this quote from Tiny Buddha about sensitive people.


If my nervous system is signaling a threat, how am I supposed to ignore that?!

Imagine tuning a guitar; as you turn the knob, you create a higher pitch. The string becomes tighter and the notes higher.

I think this is the perfect metaphor for sensitivity, and one I discovered in college after reading the work of a troubled 1800s poet, Charles Baudelaire. He said, “My nerves are strung to such a pitch that they no longer give anything but piercing and painful vibrations.”

The tough truth is that those with highly attuned nervous systems must master emotion… or suffer. Mastering emotional fluency is an extremely fulfilling journey because you get to experience the full spectrum of human emotion. Whereas many people are just going through the motions, you feel everything, which gives you a unique power and ability to handle anything.




This was my week, how was yours?  Let me know in the comments below.





 

ON THE BLOG


Reading

Reading this novel by Sue Seabury. I have had the honor of giving feedback to this author in the past and I love seeing familiar authors publish their work.


I came across Alexandro Chen's work three years ago.  This indie author is great! I'd call his work similar to Haruki Murakami's.  He's also Japanese and makes use of surrealism in his writing.I would read almost any novel with surrealism.

In this book My (Almost) Life as a Hikikomori shares glints of our contemporary lives, as well as the old dilemma of death.






Sunday, November 13, 2022

Sunday post

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The Sunday Post is a blog news meme hosted here @ Caffeinated Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things we have received. Share news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead. Join in weekly, bi-weekly or for a monthly wrap up. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme


 

LOOKING FORWARD to November


I went to an Opera this week at Southern Theatre.  Proving up is an opera about the American Dream, told through the story of Nebraskan homesteaders in the 1870s.


I also went to see Family Dinner at HUGE theater.  This was a fun improv show where characters gather for a holiday dinner and reveal to one another secrets while eating their meal on stage.


I also met up with my sister who is currently teaching gymnastics for kids.  She seems to be enjoying the kids and the energy.








I did an Improv scene online where this couple was in disagreement about who is giving the stare down, and the man in the scene claims that the woman never listens. When the woman suggested that they put cameras and note every time each other not listens, and in this scene the guy calls her out on not listening saying, “You were looking this way and that way and behind you on the camera.”  Eventually, the woman character says she created a PowerPoint that has documented evidence of not listening  from every turn of his head.  The woman character planned to make it a business and stream it, calling it "The couples fight," a reality TV show.

This was my week, how was yours?  Let me know in the comments below.





 

ON THE BLOG


Reading
I started reading this Ted Chiang novel that was remade into a movie in 2016 called "The Arrival". The movie is about a linguistics professor, Louise Banks (Amy Adams) who leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.


The film suggests that knowing what will happen in the future doesn't diminish the meaning behind a choice you'll make today. On the contrary, it says every choice you do make can be made knowing it will actively shape what's to come. As Emerson once wrote, life's a journey, not a destination



I was paging through a magazine and I thought I'd pick up a few of these recommended historical reads.




Saturday, November 12, 2022

Bootstrapped, My TV Film Fest Week #amjoy

Flashback post from three years ago




The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted  @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog and showcase books and things  received. Share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. See rules here: Sunday Post Meme
Today's post will link up to The Sunday SalonThe Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves for weekly updates.

           LOOKING FORWARD TO OCTOBER


As I mentioned last week, I went to an independent TV festival in Duluth called the Catalyst.



Thursday, November 10, 2022

Happy Halloween and Twin Cities shows including 'A (Virtual) Christmas Vacation with The Griswolds' (Hennepin Trust)





           LOOKING FORWARD TO OCTOBER

Where there's a will, there's a way-English Proverb


This week I read an article about how NASA has taken an interest in
Venus as a possible planet for us to colonize vs Mars.  The article talked about the possibility of floating blimps above the acid rain. 

I also drive for ride-share. A lot of the homeless are being shuttled to hotels in Bloomington. Thank God! It’s too cold to be homeless in the Twin Cities.

I also learned about the winter carnival this year and how patrons will be able to see the ice sculptures and so forth from their car. I've been writing more than ever and doing my best to post to Medium.com I also did improv this week.

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