Week(day) coffee #79.
So as it turns out getting decent WiFi on a cruise ship is damn near impossible despite paying $120 to connect for a week. That said, Alaska is wild and I’ll share more about the trip in an upcoming post. For now I’m stuck playing catch up. Here’s a quick look at what I thought about while cruising the Pacific:
The Immortalists. Picked this up at the airport yesterday and managed to read the whole thing in one sitting from Seattle to Newark. It’s not a perfect book but highly enjoyable and recommended for the purpose of traveling (or beaching).
Also managed to watch a good chunk of the Women’s World Cup finals while waiting to fly home, which reminded me of this article about Megan Rapinoe’s life beyond the soccer field. I admire her family’s willingness to talk about what’s become a pervasive issue in the U.S.
How Chinese Food Fueled the Rise of California Punk. The West Coast punk scene fascinates me, to the point that I wrote a few papers on it. It’s both familiar and foreign to my East Coast sensibilities (we used to do shows at an Asian American-owned burrito joint).
If you’re in the mood for a good cry, read this New Yorker essay. It’s interesting to think about what we leave behind in an era punctuated by technology. No more rifling through dusty diaries, but rather rebooting an old laptop to learn more about loved ones.
Sunday Night Is the New Monday Morning, and Workers Are Miserable. I vividly remember the worst boss I ever had calling me into her office to tell me I needed to start checking my email on the weekends. Ugh. Glad to see some companies are doing the opposite.
And on the note, back to the grind. Until next time - thanks for following along.