Weekly Roundup / Feb. 4, 2022

The weekly roundup is my offering of inspiring things I found online in the past week. May they bring you some pearl of wisdom, joy, or humor.

Essay – Why I (Still) Carry a Notebook Everywhere
This 2020 piece by Martha McPhee recently resurfaced to me. After a break from journaling what caused her to return to it: “I could see in this new social media world a need for my students to return to something elemental, something that would peel them away from clicking and posting, tapping out haikus with their overworked thumbs. Something that they create by hand and for themselves and no one else” We can all relate to that, can’t we?

Article – Orchestrating Social Justice: Next Steps for Classical Music in Seattle
Naomi Ishisaka’s reporting here opened my eyes to the problems of classical music (embarrassingly, now I see how obvious they are). Someone pushing for better is Dr. Quinton Morris, who suggests that the major symphonies in the country play music only by POC and women for a season as a social experiment. I would love to see that happen.

Video – The Playful Architecture of Frank Gehry
I admire how prolific Gehry has been in his career. Not many people have so many buildings scattered across the globe. All my Seattle locals of course know our Gehry: the MoPOP building.

Photo by Joshua Fuller

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