Weekend coffee #77.
In the lead up to vacation, I haven’t had much time for original content, spending my days cranking out articles under other people’s bylines. The funny thing about writing, and I’ve heard this from folks in my space too, is that I only get a certain allotment of decent work done in a given day. Probably about five hours, which on one hand leaves plenty of time for client calls and administrative tasks, but on the other, doesn’t give me much leftover for my own purposes. Hence the weeks on end with nothing new to say. Makes me a little sad but for now, at least there’s this weekly list of things I liked:
“How to be ‘Team Human’ in the digital future.” Had the chance to promote Rushkoff back in my lecture agency days and always found his work thought-provoking. This one covers a popular topic at the moment and one I can get behind.
Speaking of humanity and humanness, this one offers advice for being a better conversationalist. Working from home all day, every day, I sometimes feel my skills are lacking from lack of contact. Takes a conscious effort to improve.
“Why some women are questioning hormonal birth control.” Like the author and many of the women interviewed, I was on hormonal birth control for a good chunk of my adult life and recently discontinued use. I’m also not sure it ever did an ounce of good for me.
Long read on what really happened with to Malaysia’s missing airplane. This is a complex and convoluted story, full of human error and speculation about how a plane full of people can just…vanish. Take the time to work through it.
How ‘Fleabag’ Seduces Us, Then Accuses Us. I sat down the other night intending just to watch an episode and ended up finishing off the season. Waller-Bridge says this was the end and truly hope it was, the ending felt immensely satisfying.
Until next time - thanks for following along.
Image found @ The Atlantic.