Ten for Tuesday: Featuring Yours Truly

Onward: 1. Art, Inspiration and Justice--a conversation with... well, me.

My friend and fellow improviser Marthame Sanders was in town recently, and we recorded a conversation for his podcast, aijcast. Give it a listen! Thankful for this conversation.


2. Slo-Mo Inside a Giant Water Balloon

Gosh that's spectacular.


It's as if the makers of Jackass recreated that scene in Two Towers when Saruman is breeding the Uruk-hai.


3. The Spirituality of the Ordinary is Luminous

Yes it is. I'm typing this on my back porch, surrounded by the twittering of birds. Simple. Lovely.

The post quotes extensively from Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of my favorites, including:

The surest way to suppress our ability to understand the meaning of God and the importance of worship is to take things for granted.


4. Is Your God Dead? -- NYT

So, is your God dead? Have you buried God in the majestic, ornamental tombs of your churches, synagogues and mosques? Perhaps prosperity theology, boisterous, formalistic and mechanical prayer rituals, and skillful oratory have hastened the need for a eulogy.

Challenging. For many of us.


5. Jupiter from Juno


What we're looking at is "enhanced photography projected along Juno's orbit trajectory to give a Juno's eye view of its closest approach to Jupiter. Nothing added other than color & detail passes to enhance what is there in original photography, otherwise Jupiter would look like a beige ball."


6. Guide to Weight and Body Image, from the Girl Scouts

I can't remember which of my friend posted this, but I'm so glad they did. Really good advice here, especially on what not to do.


7. Letters from Former Enslaved People to Their Former Owners

Wow, these are fascinating. I loved the first one in particular. It seems frivolous to characterize it as being full of sick burns, but well, read if yourself and tell me if I'm wrong.


8. These 10 People Wake Up at 5 a.m. (or Earlier) to Work Out

One of these 10 is a friend!

As a committed 5 a.m. runner (at least once or twice a week), I like these stories because they show how a seemingly bizarre decision can often be the best option. With tips on how to make it work, which can be applied to many areas of life.


9. I, Too, Am America

This image came to me recently, but it's actually from before the election. A full-page ad in the New York Times reserved for a poem by Langston Hughes:


10. Inside the Museum of Failure


I recently posted this on my new personal and professional coaching page, ZOOM! Coaching. (More on my coaching gig in a future post, but I invite you to like my page for interesting content like this.)

What would you put in your own museum of failure?