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June 28, 2019
The Five Senses
Ceramics by Alexis Tellefsen. I bought a travel mug, white with speckles, and it's just gorgeous. If you email her, you can purchase any of her products (despite them showing out of stock on her website, she's just been busy filling up her new studio in Woodstock, NY!). 
The Empty Bowl podcast, a relaxing a meditative podcast. Justin McElroy and Dan Goubert discuss cereal in soft tones and encourage listeners to just chill out.
Sucré, an indie-pop band with Stacy King, former singer of Eisley; her husband Darren King, and Jeremy Larson. The songs range from deep bass beats to wild strings and instrumentals
Under a Rock with Tig Notaro, where comedian Tig Notaro, apparently oblivious to pop culture, celebrities, and TV shows, interviews celebrities who she doesn't recognize. In the end, she tries to guess what show they were on or what they do. Hilarious and charming and for me, relatable. All episodes are available online. 
Edgar Degas's notebook, available to view here

What I'm Reading

I'm almost finished with Creative Quest by Ahmir Questlove Thompson, a book about creativity, philosophy. and life. It might be a rare book where I suggest the audiobook over the physical version (at least before purchasing the physical version to take notes in), as Questlove litters the audiobook with music clips, soundbites, and his own creative devices to make it more interactive than just hearing him read the book out loud for the listener. 

He discusses his journey in music, art, and creativity by referencing different moments of learning in his life and what the people him have taught him. I've never heard a non-fiction author with such humility and insight. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking to learn more about creativity and looking for inspiration. This recommends ways to rework a routine, or just how to stop and rewire oneself when you're getting distracted on the internet. 

I also took a look at the best book covers of June, read about a place in the U.S. where the internet doesn't exist, hip and crazy pool floaties, Marlon James's mother, time blocking on the calendar to get more done, what happened to, and the best reviewed books of 2019 so far. 
Poem of the Week
Alexandra Kesick is the author of I Knew You Once and Deep Gentle Blue, published by Ghost City Press.
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