This will actually be two week’s worth in one, since I accidentally didn’t post any type of recap the week before. Also I haven’t gotten into the habit of noting down link gems, so this is a record for me as well as you!
Wandering Earl gets extremely relevant when he raises another reason why traveling the world is necessary (as if there aren’t already all the reasons!). “We need to do more than ‘pass through’ a place… You can’t feel that much from a news article.” Something we all need to keep in mind sometimes when reading about certain minority experiences online. I know, I know, I’m extrapolating past his meaning, just let me do it.
Ever wondered how you were going to explain a travel gap on your resume? Well, Amy from Creatrice Mondial has your back. In this article, she lists all the reasons why hiring a traveler is a good thing, which to me suggests that there are cons to hiring a traveler. Nope!
Katie, the woman behind Scarphelia, writes about the power of words and meta-examines the concept of reading. Insane! It really resonates because I’m trying to craft a new read-more habit where instead of arriving at home and turning on the Netflix channel, I could reflect and get back into that sweet spot of reading where the world around me melts into the pages.
One of my new favorite reads, The Private Life of a Girl, reminds me to stop caring so much and to write what I want. Consuming too many other blog posts will dilute the effect and creativity of your own. After all, the life of a creative is to… be creative, right?
In regards to recent events on Ferguson, which are still pretty recent, Chris Rock speaks up about “black progress.” And another article highlighting the issue from another perspective: Why Asian-Americans might not talk about Ferguson. Although I have to say that the Asian-American friends that I do have… have been posting some reassuring articles about this. Michelle Alexander personally posted this on her Facebook page, which means it’s definitely worth a read: The American Justice System is not Broken.
My fire was rekindled by this post about how she manages to travel. Commence scheming once again.
This would probably fit into Elle’s feminist link-up, if I wrote it. But alas, I did not. 18 women that did badass things in 2014. It’s not often that I cite a Buzzfeed article, but when I do, it’s worth it. Another feminist-related post is Terry Crews on Manhood, Feminism & the Mindset that Leads to Rape.
In Real Life…
I checked out the local Mortified session in Austin. If you haven’t seen the documentary, Mortified Nation, I completely recommend it! And then try to find a local showing because I thought the only reason the documentary was so funny was because it scoured the entire nation for these specific stories. Nope. Everyday man stories are just as funny.
Saw Horrible Bosses 2 recently. Doesn’t have the magic that made the first one what it was, but definitely a fun time with friends.
Finished reading: In Cold Blood, Truman Capote.
Currently reading: Crime & Punishment, Fyodor Dostoevsky & Excellent Sheep, William Deresiewicz
Boom goes the dynamite.