Happy fall everyone! I was originally going to wait until I finished writing both parts 1 and 2 of Micro Tour 7, however, my work schedule (mostly) hasn’t made it easy or enticing for me to sit and write. It’s one of the challenges (downsides?) of working in copy-writing and message crafting as a 9 to 5. Sometimes you’ve just used too much creative juice to keep writing.
Last week, my supervisor and I traveled to Boston, then schlepped around Brooklyn for the first half of a video production project that got thrown into our laps. We weren’t wholly prepared but we survived Week 1. Tomorrow, we’ll be flying to Rochester, NY, followed by a flight to Philly (if the weather doesn’t bog us down). On Thursday, it’ll be a quick train ride to Newark, NJ then a car ride up to Troy, NY and that’ll be a wrap!
Thanksgiving holiday can’t come soon enough!
In the spirit of trying new things, you might have noticed that today’s email comes with an “Issue No.” I’ve decided that I’m going to turn this newsletter into a legit format and, with your support, keep it going for many months in the future.
But why not wait until January? you might ask. Sure, January is a good time to “start fresh” on new perspectives, habits, and projects, however, sometimes starting fresh in January is just overrated. Why wait when I can do it now?
I am now selling prints of my photographs online. There are two ways to purchase: through my portfolio on SmugMug, or directly from my website. My website shop is still a work in progress so there aren’t as many photos there. Any support from you all will be much appreciated, and a thousand thank yous for that support.
I broke this ride report into two parts because I wanted to experiment with the telling of the ride, and I had a lot of on my mind. By the time I was halfway through recounting the ride itself, I realized the piece was too long for an online read. I went back and forth on this but ultimately, I think breaking it up into readable chunks is best. So without further ado: Part 1 can be read now, and follows the ride from leaving my apartment at dawn through the small riverside towns around Nyack.
• Parasite by Bong Joon-ho // a film worthy of its Palme d’Or and any additional awards it wins in the upcoming season. If you’ve watched Joon-ho’s other films (Ojka, Snowpiercer), you’ll not be disappointed by this film.
• Moby Dick by Herman Melville // I read this for the first time recently and loved it. Yeah, I said it. I loved it. It reminded me of reading Hemingway, which I heard people also don’t care for because of the writing style. To each their own, I suppose. While I was reading this, I got worked up a few times and really thought the book would end without an actual account of Ahab and his demon whale. I was greedily excited when the last few chapters provided.
• Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes // After finishing the Whale, I jumped straight into this crazy adventure of Señor Don Quixote of La Mancha. This book is a tragi-comedy of a level I’ve never seen and I can’t put it down because every other paragraph has something happening in it. Poor Sancho.
‘Til next time.