What I am listening to
I get a lot of my inspiration, motivation, and learning from podcasts and thought I would share what got my intellecting gears going this month with you! I invite you to listen to two episodes of On Being (a constant source of soul replenishment for me): The first one, called Tending Joy and Practicing Delight, features Krista Tippet’s conversation with writer and community gardener, Ross Gay. As always, Krista’s discussion with her guests is timely and hopeful. At the very least, listen to Ross Gay’s reading of his essay, “Loitering.” It is indeed, one way to practice delight.
The second episode that is relevant to this post and gave me a lot to think about, particularly in terms of understanding our responses to our changing planet, was Krista’s conversation with Applied philosopher, Jonathan Rowson. Here’s an excerpt from their conversation: “Now, as I understand it, within neuroscience, there was a period of time where people felt that the brain hemispheres were very different. And then there was a period of time where pop psychology got hold of that and ran wild with it and stated saying that your left brain was this, and your right brain was that. And most of it was bogus.” If this commentary on thinking about thinking has piqued your interest, access the full episode here. Enjoy!
What I am reading
Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art by Mary Gabriel. Need I say more?