Currently reading: My Squirrel Days by (ISBN 9781501163364)
Review: The Alchemist
This fable is about discovering your dream (“Personal Legend”) and pursuing it to make it happen. There is a repeated line, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” This was way too Law of Attraction-y for me and I think it has some of the same dangerous corollaries, like victim-blaming people who are having difficulties in life. I am disappointed, though not surprised, that this book is so popular.
Finished reading: The Alchemist by (ISBN 9780062315007)
I'm trying out the Five Basic Exercises (5BX) plan based on @Hungry4Media's recommendation. 11 minutes a day is pretty appealing. http://fit450.com/HTML/5BX_Intro.html
Want to read: Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by (ISBN 9780470377031)
Speaking of loneliness, the latest @TheLiturgists episode is timely. https://theliturgists.com/podcast/2019/7/25/dealing-with-loneliness-live-from-wild-goose
Came for the affirming church, stayed for the puns.
I am looking forward to seeing y'all too. Thanks for the reminder. I know in my mind these feelings will pass but in the moment it can be oof.
I've been feeling lonely and depressed for a while. Now I'm on a tight deadline for a stressful work project that I 100% feel is pointless (even for the client's stated goals). It all feels demoralizing. Like, what is good lately?
Finished reading: The Gospel of Inclusion by (ISBN 9781532676093)
Not sure about this new Fast and the Furious movie.
It's a fucking mullet.
Currently reading: The Alchemist by (ISBN 9780062315007)
Want to read: The Reckonings: Essays by (ISBN 9781501159008)
@atmlutter It was great meeting you this weekend! I didn't realize until last night that you were from Toronto. Maybe you and @jackjamieson could start up a Toronto #indieweb meetup? :)
Hi, Jeannie! I wanted to echo Manton that you don't need to be a developer but having a co-organizer definitely helps. It's all about getting together to learn and help each other; don't have to be an expert!
You might reach out to @jonathanprozzi on Twitter who used to co-organize Baltimore.