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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Re-reading Sherlock Holmes

I've gotten in touch with an old friend this week. As I am patiently waiting for my book from the library to arrive, I decided to re-read some of my favorite Sherlock Holmes stories. This has been one of the best reading decisions I've made in a very long time.

There's something about these stories...I feel like I've been transported back to 19th century England, and I'm running along with Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes on their many adventures. It's the magic of reading. It really can take you to another place, another time. When I was younger, I wasn't a very big reader, but now that I am older, I try to read as much as possible. It's such enriching. And I know this isn't information that we humans haven't known since time began regarding the powers of the written word.

It's just so encouraging and uplifting when you can experience it first hand. Thus far I have re-read: "The Five Orange Pips, The Beryl Coronet, and The Yellow Face".

Monday, June 20, 2016

Blog Ideas

I've been running low on ideas to write about for this blog. I really enjoy the challenge of writing, as I feel that it keeps me sharp, however over the past few weeks, ideas have been hard to come by. A few ideas that I have come up with involves the following:

1) Listening to a band/artists catalog within a set period of time, and explore impressions I get.

2) Further explore podcasting ideas. I'm currently working on a series called the Looking Glass, and I have some great ideas for episodes, but I feel like I need to expound on them. Dig further into the details of what each episode could be.

3) Maybe even a series of postings of why I found podcasts to be the most exciting media format out there?.

These are just some random ideas. I actually like each of them, and I feel like I should further explore them. Don't be afraid of longer written pieces.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Resurrection of Jake the Snake

If you were a fan of the WWF from the mid 1980s through the mid 1990s there is a documentary currently on Netflix that is a can't miss. The Resurrection of Jake the Snake follows the WWE Hall of Famer as he embarks on a path to clean up his life, and defeat his addictions to alcohol and drugs.

I was near tears watching this documentary. It was amazing seeing this man, who was so dangerous, so invincible to me when I was a little kid, quite literally fight for his life. It is so worth the hour and a half to watch.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

To Do List for 2016

1. See the Terracotta Warriors at the Field Museum
2. Got to jazz club
3. See a performance of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
4. Finished 6 episodes of my podcast series
5. Get logo created for podcast series
6. Do something unusually.
7. Be bored for a day
8. Continue work on a few short story ideas
9. Draw
10. See friends on a more regular basis.