The Year of Free Transit
Earlier this month, in Our Times, James Hutt presented a cogent argument for universal transit as a fundamental part of a strategy for combating climate change and inequality.
Ian Penn – “Out of School”
Ian Penn released "Out of School" last week, and it's another beautiful, evocative song with a video that compliments it perfectly.
I went out for another short run today, and managed to get a perfect loop done in the time of the mission, ending where I started.
100 Pushups Week 3
This week I found I was breaking form and not feeling like I was doing pushups correctly most of the time. I've decided I will loop this week's reps again so that I can be confident I am doing things correctly and don't just barrel forward into increased reps. I'd rather take a bit longer to get to 100 pushups in a sitting.
Stars and Rabbit – “Little Mischievous”
Stars and Rabbit released a new single, "Little Mischievous", earlier this week. It and the accompanying video are brimming with whimsy.
It was a good run today. I've resigned myself to running a familiar route if I want to be confident in having clear sidewalks.
I'm definitely feeling the brunt of winter now. Much of my run today was down an area where the city either neglected to clear sidewalks or never bothered to install them at all. Running through deep snow challenges my legs in a very different way.
Star Trek: Picard – Countdown #2
The second issue of Star Trek: Picard – Countdown continued to deliver a comic that meshes with the feel of the ST:TNG show and the character of Jean-Luc Picard.
There Is No Year
Algiers' There Is No Year is a monumental album. It holds so much emotional resonance, complexity and dread. The mix of musical influences, inclusive of soul, post-punk, gospel and more, forms something greater than the sum of its parts. It's a dense, churning series of songs and I've been listening to it whenever I know I have a block of time to dedicate to it, as it deserves.
Charmander’s Fireside Slumber
A Pokémon YouTube channel released an ASMR video featuring Charmander sleeping by a fire. It's a delightful defense against the cold and gloom of winter.
100 Pushups Week 2
I was challenged but the pushups a lot more during the second week of working up to the 100 Pushup Challenge. It became harder to keep good form as the week went on, and I can feel the work after in my arms and shoulders.
I had a short run on my way to get groceries today. It was very cold, so I was bundled up completely.
This week I have been cycling through music almost exclusively while putting Celestine to sleep, so I've had mostly comforting songs playing.
My run today involved a lot of looping so that I could end the run at the grocery store where I would need to shop. It's far from my favourite way to run, but it lets me fit running into my life.
Pokémon: Twilight Wings Episode 1
The first episode of Pokémon: Twilight Wings has been released. It's a touching vignette.
Star Trek Dreamcaster
I've had Star Trek on the mind for a few days, so I was happy to happen upon Ryan Estrada's story of his introduction to Star Trek by seemingly dreaming episodes of the original series. As always, his comic craft is superb and this strip is wonderfully expressive.
2019 Music Review
I've used Last.fm since 2004 to track the music I've listened to, and I enjoy seeing what the data tells me about my listening habits. This year there weren't any big surprises, but it was interesting to see some the the nuances.
100 Pushups Week 1
I finished the first gentle week of pushups in working up to do 100 at once. It felt good to be building the habit of waking and exercising, but I expect to be feeling the exercises more as I ramp up.
Star Trek: Picard – Countdown #1
I enjoyed seeing familiar faces and the introduction of the ethical problems that are so familiar from the best of Star Trek. It delivered on what I hoped for and after one issue it feels like a good primer for what is to come.
Project 365 2019.01.07-2020.01.13
I share a photo on my FrozenTruth.com account at apollo for every day. Here are shots from the past week.
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