Friday Five

By September 25, 2015Friday Five, Inspiration

Greetings and salutations, friends!

love Friday

Autumn has officially begun. Personally, I’m ready to start wearing some flannel again.

This is week two of my Friday Five experiment. It’s basically just cool things/resources I’m enjoying each week.

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1.) BOOK

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman

I recently finished this autobiographical collection of tales by an American physicist, Richard Feynman. You might be wondering – how would this apply to me? Well, I loved this book. I laughed out loud at least one time per chapter. There are lessons in his stories, which range from the behavioral patterns of ants to conversations with Albert Einstein to befriending showgirls in Las Vegas. He was endlessly curious and ultra-respectful of the scientific process. Feynman was a constant experimenter in the scientific and social realms. His unique voice and style makes it an incredibly enjoyable read. By the end, you feel like his friend. 

2.) MUSIC THERAPY STORY OF THE WEEK

This video highlights music therapist Christy Merrell’s work with a young person with cancer at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. Check out her rendition of Shake It Off.

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3.) GUITAR

This week I wrote a blog post that ended up getting lots of views. In it, I shared 14 practice strategies that can rapidly improve your guitar playing. Be sure to check it out!

4.) MUSIC

Recently revisited this beautiful song and mesmerizing video from Land of Talk: It’s Ok

5.) YUMMM

It’s confession time: I’m a complete nerd for sauerkraut. I’m all about that raw, fermented, unpasteurized, tangy-crunchy goodness in a jar. I usually go to the farmer’s market down the street to pick up “the good stuff”, but I haven’t been able to get there the last couple weeks. Then, at Trader Joe’s, I made a discovery that has given me way too much pleasure over the last couple days. They have a raw kraut that creatively incorporates persian cucumber pickles. You guys: it’s awesome. The jar is almost empty and I’ve had it for 4 days.

Why am I such a fan of sauerkraut, besides the taste? It’s loaded with probiotics and other good things. I don’t think this is the place to launch into a conversation about gut bacteria, so I’ll let you google it yourself.

(PS I’m not getting paid by Trader Joe’s – I just really felt the need to share this gem with any potential partners in kraut admiration)

‘Tis all for now! Enjoy the weekend 🙂

Matt

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