I Love Sundays!
Generally, a late Sunday morning coffee with a mix of fruit and yogurt is followed by flipping through a potpourri of local and international news to ascertain the media’s focus on what’s happening in our backyards and what topics are dominating discussions around the world.
This neans flipping through Spectrum NY1, CBS, CNN, BBC, BNC and NHK and other online sites. Happening this week is - the mistreatment of Haitians at the Texas Border, NYC Coronavirus Mandate showdown, Angela Merkel leaving her long time leadership position in Germany and the European Union, now what? The US and France are cautiously kissing and making up after a row about a submarine deal which excluded France; voting on the mammoth infrastructure package; one report asks are Coups returning to Africa? What's happening in Ethiopia? The youths around the world are demonstrating for action on Climate Change; plus online art world and lifestyle news.
Now to reading. I began in earnest with my guilty pleasure:
- OZY Media home of the Carlos Watson Show. I am simply in-love with this site, I could read its refreshing take on current affairs all day. The “Real Talk” segment offers the most compelling conversations, bar none.
- ”Right Place, Right Time,” a chapter from Light Watkins Book “Knowing Where to Look.” This probably should’ve been my first read after morning Prayers.
- I skimmed through “Boundless Journeys,” with dreams of a Northern Lights tour in 2022 on my mind.
- Whitewall.Art report on Art Basel: “Art Basel 2021: Live and In-Person in Basel” takes me back.
Apple News Instyle article “Power Player” - “Four-time Grand Slam tennis champ Naomi Osaka shares her simplified approach to self-care, the importance of speaking up, and what drove her to create a sun care line for all skin tones,
- “Let that Sh*t Go, ” A find on Refinery 29 Home and Decor Shopping section - available on Amazon - for me the title resonated. I need it, I am ordering it. Then came the message “This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. Please choose a different delivery location.” Oh well.
Time for snacks: raw cashews, walnuts, raisins, extra-sharp cheddar cheese with a glass of red Sancerre.
- I always like to check in to see what’s cooking in the Caribbean Vegan kitchen of Chef Rachel Ama or other vegan chefs. Today it was Ama.
Then time for:
- Social Media (IG, Facebook, Twitter) search, review and interactions ensued.
- Now let’s see what TED Talks has on on offer today. I am so behind here. Their recommended list is broad and varied. Sometimes I am simply overwhelmed on where to begin.
This brings me to the most enjoyable part of my Sunday - music appreciation. Today’s Playlist and my inspiration to lead me into a new week (in no particular order):
For those who have interest in a physical medium for listening to music, it is is reported that vinyl is making a resurgence. According to The Standard, “For the first time since 1986, vinyl records are more profitable than CDs, but what about this retro medium is so appealing?” The report goes on to say, “One key factor when comparing vinyl to CDs and digital media is the concept of analog sound, a staple of older audio media. It allows for an unlimited bandwidth of sound when mixing without compromising sound quality.”
Note: I am sharing the links to my playlist for your enjoyment. I do not derive revenue from these links. However, please note that some of the other links above are affiliate links.