This week has been a lot less adventurous for me than last week. I’ve been sick and despite desperate trying I’ve been mostly bedridden since Tuesday, aside from a few shortened shifts at work. (That’s also why this post is unfortunately late – but hey, Monday is technically part of the weekend this week!)
I did manage to make it out to the used book stores before I got too sick. I found some neat volumes and a really great score that I’m celebrating!
I’ve recently become pretty fascinated by the “underworld” of government. You may remember in my last WW, I mentioned a book I found about the Stalin Archives and the history of the USSR. This time I’ve found one on WWII espionage under FDR. I’ve also picked up a history-in-general book, a YA book I remember fondly from high school, and a present for a friend who’s obsessed with knights. The Tarot coloring book was another great find, but the absolute gem here is the big huge one in the back. The Complete Artist’s Way. It’s a compilation of Cameron’s three greats: The Artist’s Way, Walking in This World, and Finding Water.
I’ve also been doing a lot of scrolling through Twitter and my various aggregated apps (shout outs to Feedly & Medium). I think I’ve found some pretty interesting stuff.
A personal and practical recounting of a robot mop and a nasal irrigation machine and how doing some of the things is better than doing none of the things. This great article spoke to my spoonie heart about the meaning of “done”.
I love linguistics and etymology. A mental fixation got me googling about the etymology of the word “hostile”, and I ended up here. Liberman, etymologist with Oxford University, waxes almost poetic about the modern English “guest” and “host” and their origins. I found the article surprising, intriguing, and verging almost on the spiritual – if you’re a word-lover like me, at least.
Eagle-eyed readers may recall I linked to another of Christine Kane’s writings on vision boards in my [vision board article]. In this one, Kane gives a personal story about rethinking your vision board when it seems to fail. Does what you put on the board really mean something to you?
While my illness made it difficult to watch much of anything this week – vertigo, what can ya do? – I did have a few stretches where I could indulge my YouTube obsession.
My favorite watch this time around? Cracked.com’s After Hours team taking on the potential god status of Homer Simpson. Slightly irreverent and completely cheeky, but definitely good for laughs. Even if you’re bedridden and drinking OJ right from the carton like I was.