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Jan

11

2018

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(Trailer)

Biopic documentary of the world's best known filmmaker than, to its credit manages to keep his body of work organized without marching like toy soldiers from past to present and includes criticism of his work while ultimately being complimentary. Made me want to watch more Spielberg movies again which is saying something because "more Spielberg" can feel like saying "I need more coca cola to drink."

Available on HBO Go



Jan

11

2018

To explain: 

READING TRI-LATERALLY:

Lately I've been trying to read more than one book at a time, picking them up depending on my mood. And while my problem in the past has been losing track of what characters, which story, belonged where, this time it's been working. Also, I don't get confused if, among those multiple books, one is a novel, the other nonfiction, the third a poetry collection and so forth.

This means you may feel like you're never going to finish a book and get to some future read you've been dying to get to. But what ends up happening is you finish your three books all about the same time, which then feels like your birthday because you get to restock three books at once. 

Try it!



Jan

5

2018



Jan

4

2018

Welcome to the The Smokler 50: 2017 Edition.

The idea: 50 songs I heard for the first time this year. Doesn't have to be new just new to me.

How to: Best if you listen in order as they are sequenced in a certain way. If you don't like a song, skip it.

The point:  Discover 3 songs you now like that you didn't know before listening. If you listen and say "wow, you like a lot of different types of music!" I have succeeded. If you say "Wow you like 70s Irish punk" or something like that, I have failed.

Enjoy!

The playlist is also available on Youtube