May 15, 2018

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Getting old is weird and hard and strange and beautiful. You lose people you love. You gain perspective. Your face starts to wrinkle, hopefully from smiling too much. You’re not able to do the activities you used to. Naps become less a luxury and more a necessity. And then society does this pretty awful and terrible thing. They ignore you. After years of contributing, you fade to the back. People lose patience with you, disregard you. You become a burden rather than an blessing. 

Voyager, a Brooklyn-based production company, put together a short film, Junk Mail, on the life of an elderly woman, Mary. It’s happy and it’s sad. But, most importantly, it’s honest.

So whether you take the time to watch it today, this week, or, hey, maybe you never get around to it (and that’s cool), I’m going to give you the takeaway right up front: be kind to old people. I encourage you to be more patient and more compassionate with the elderly people in your life as well as those you’ll randomly encounter. You will be old one day. And when that day comes, I hope people are kind and patient with you.
I love breakfast. A slow Sunday morning spent sipping coffee and preparing a delicious meal with Frank Ocean cooing in the background. That’s my jam. That’s my heaven.

One of those delicious meals that I find myself going back to again and again is this baked egg dish with chickpeas and garlic and prosciutto. Try it!

Ayqa Khan is a digital illustrator and first-generation Pakistani-American. Her art combines her South Asian culture with combating notions of female beauty standards. Particularly body hair.

“Social constructs are really tough to talk about because for the most part, everything can be linked to an opinion and what are opinions really? There isn’t much fact that goes into the making of social constructs but there is fact in [their] effects,” Kahn said in an interview with Vice.

You can view more of her work here.

Did you hear about the semi-colon that broke the law?

He was given two consecutive sentences.

Right now you can see both Jupiter and Venus in the sky. Jupiter is holding down the east and Venus the west.

The best time to see the two planets sparkle is at twilight.

Robin Sloan is a wonderful author. I just wrapped up his latest book, Sourdough. His first book, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, is one of my favorites.

My friend Alia sent over an article Sloan recently wrote for The Atlantic on food delivery apps.

It’s an important read. One that will make you think a little more about the future and what you want from it.

Check out this old SoundCloud playlist that's still hittin' the spot. 
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