Are you working from home? I hope today you are not working at all. I’m taking the day off…except for writing to you, of course. And that is a big thing for me. I feel we all need a break, even if we have not gone out or to work for over two months… doing nothing wears on you.
So, let's celebrate!
Tonight, I am watching a Broadway Show. Yes I am.
Here’s how I am doing it. Bandstand, the swinging’ 1945-set musical about a WWII vet who finds new purpose in writing songs, is streaming on Broadway On Demand. It is an opening night event.
Along with a full production of the musical, the evening also includes a pre-show event featuring the show’s writers, original star Corey Cott and director Andy Blankenbuehler, the Tony-winning choreographer of Hamilton.
I attribute my vitality to my walking. But I realize not everyone has access to the gym or a treadmill in these times…I don’t have any at-home equipment. That is why my podcast this week is devoted to exercise in the confines of your home, through an app called TheOptimal.me. I use it, and I interviewed exercise guru Liz Grantham on exactly why functional exercise is what we need as we age.
Every week I select three favorite items that I was sent which I cannot use for my podcast or blog, and send it out to you:
#1. Next Avenue, edited by Richard Eisenberg, published two articles on being an artist, loving art and trying your artistic hand:
#2. I have been fasting by making sure that there are at least 13 hours between my dinner and breakfast. But a full day of intermittent fasting is also a source of energy and health for many. The app I use to track my fast is ZERO. This week they came up with a new feature that helps you follow how well you are feeling during phases of your fast.
#3. My favorite weekly newsletter is Brain Pickings. This week it features poet David Whyte’s book, A Velocity of Being: Letters to a Young Reader. Dear Young Friend,
I wish. I wish I wish. I wish. I wish I were in your shoes now, I wish I were standing where you are standing now, I would trade everything I have learned through my reading, I would trade my entire library of a thousand books, every journey and adventure I have taken through their pages, all the insights about the world and myself, all the laughter, the tragedy, the moments of shock and relief, all the books that have amazed me and that have made me reread them again and again, to be at the beginning as you are, so that I could read them all again for the very first time. I do not know about you, but I feel the same way.
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