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This Month – December

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Normally I write an end of year post in which I discuss the most important happenings in the world and on my blog. This year however, I have absolutely nothing to add to anything. We’re all in the same boat, or at least, we should be, and I don’t have any huge insights or uplifting messages to share. I’ve mostly been stuck at home since March, and am beyond done with the world at large in general and this pandemic in particular. I’m just hoping that they get their shit together here in The Netherlands regarding the vaccinations, so I can get one and get on with my  life.

I will however be going through my year by doing The Year Compas and will be looking forward to the next one with Unravel Your Year.

Read – Online

Therapists and Fans are Turning Against Instagram’s ‘Holistic Psychologist’ Dr. Nicole LePera. It’s very important to be active in the managing of your life and (mental) health, but self help/self empowerment should not start sprouting the same victim blamy toxic bullshit that The Law of Attraction/”The Secret” has been doing for years.

Not the Widow, Just the Ex-Wife. Beautifully written, very sad.

José Villarreal, Father of Manuel Villarreal, Father of Ursula Villarreal-Moura // Sulema Villarreal (née Treviño), Mother of Manuel Villarreal, Grandmother of Ursula Villarreal-Moura, short story by Ursula Villarreal-Moura.

Go Way Back short story by Kelsey Norris.

Listened to – Music

Alphabeat – Fascination

Henry Was – Between Lines (demo) How magical would it be if you could just write a song like this on a sleepless night? He did that.

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Linda Ronstadt – The Sound of My Voice

A star is born, the Lady Gaga version. Speaking of being “Caught in a bad romance”.

Watched – TV and Youtube

starting a new sketchbook 🌱 / simple ideas for beginners 🌻

How To Embroider on a Photo

Billie Eilish: Same Interview, The Fourth Year | Vanity Fair

In the middle somewhat elevated Sylvie Guillem & Laurent Hilaire

Miscellaneous awesomeness

That was it for me in 2020, I hope you all have a good couple of weeks, and I’ll be back on 3 January 2021!

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This Month – November

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Read – Online

Meet Shameika Stepney, Inspiration to Fiona Apple on Fetch the Bolt Cutters: The unlikely story of how two childhood schoolmates changed each other’s lives. How a short interaction can mean a lot in someone’s life. So be nice;

For everybody who’s not having fun these days, even when doing things that should be “fun” : What was fun? As we adjust to the “new normal,” something’s missing.

Diego Maradona dies, age 60.

Listened to – Music

lofi hip hop radio – beats to relax/study to

Listened to – Podcasts

None in English

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Watched – TV and Youtube

Harry Styles – Watermelon Sugar X I write sins not tragedies. I am aware that fact that I think that the lines “The groom’s bride is a watermelon – NO” are HILARIOUS, says something about my general state of being these days;

Love Me Like You Should: The Brave and Bold Sylvester. Sylvester deservers a full 90 minute documentary, but until that day comes, there’s this;

Moon Jar: the Art of Imperfection: “Embraced the Modernist principles of simplicity, truth to materials, form following function and the idea that less is more. The Moon Jar finally reveals its appearance after 18 century by a hand of ceramist Yang Gu and tells us a great lesson to our life”;

Why you shouldn’t knit that chunky roving blanket you saw on Pinterest: don’t do it. It’s extremely expensive, it’s difficult to knit, and it looks horrendous within weeks;

Journal with me | muted color theme, stamps and soft music

Miscellaneous awesomeness

After a 29(!!!) year wait, it’s finally here:

A bit of hope in these awful times.4

This Month – October

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Read – Online

Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19

‘Magic’ gloves let acclaimed Brazilian pianist play again

We Asked Top Architects for Bold Solutions to L.A.’s Homeless Crisis. Here’s What They Came Up With

Eddie Van Halen, Virtuoso of the Rock Guitar, Dies at 65

Listened to – Music

Porno for Pyros – Pets

Dirty Vegas – Days Go By (Official Video)

Van Halen – Why Can’t This Be Love

D-Mob “We call it acieed”

Scatman John – Everybody Jam

Listened to – Podcasts

None

Watched – Films and Documentaries

Yohji Yamamoto: Rebel in black: documentary about the man who is singlehandedly responsible for the fact that everybody has been wearing black clothes (as a fashion statement and not to signal mourning) since the 80ies;

Black to Techno: “Black To Techno delves into the origins of the genre in Detroit, drawing parallels between the machine-like production lines of the city’s manufacturing heritage and the roots of black music in drum patterns and percussive variation. It features contributions from pioneering spoken-word and hip-hop group The Last Poets and Detroit DJs Stacey Hotwaxx, DJ Minx and DJ Holographic. Exploring how the music found kindred spirit in the post-reunification Berlin of the early ’90s, the film weaves together a multi-layered narrative, structured with a nod to public access television”;

I Was There When House Took Over the World: “Nile Rodgers, Marshall Jefferson and other pioneers tell the story of how disco’s death gave birth to a house takeover. Emerging from troubled 1970s Chicago, it became dance music’s most iconic sound”;

Watched – TV and Youtube

Buying An $18,000 House: Inside America’s Cheap Old Houses

School lies to unlearn in your twenties

Miscellaneous awesomeness

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