During the pandemic I read a lot of fiction. My favorite novels have some element of spirituality.
I have always loved music. It speaks directly to my heart in ways that nothing else does. I have also always found the story behind musicians fascinating.
Here are some things I think are cool lately.
During COVID, I went on a streak of listening to memoirs generally on audio books generally while running. Here is the best of the best. When possible, try to listen to the author in their own voice.
I love to work out with other people in community.
Cold exposure has been scientifically proven to treat depression, speeds up your metabolism, reduces inflammation, and improves your immune system.
I started to meditate in my early 20s when I had this unidentified illness that had me bedridden for weeks at a time. Some weird form of chronic fatigue syndrome.
There are a shit-ton of recovery memoirs out there of various quality. Remember that one of the characteristics of our disease is denial.
A very old game is making a resurgence in interest both in art and real life.
The story of the Never Alone Again Group — The disease of alcoholism wants us alone and dead.
Tom Matlack asked 12 women about their understanding of women’s relationship with beauty. Why did he hear almost nothing in response?
‘The Ugly Duckling’ provides a lesson in beauty and acceptance for everyone, regardless of gender.
Tom Matlack reflects on the world buzzing around him and wonders why there is the seemingly unquenchable thirst for “more”.
Tom Matlack reflects on David Carr’s book The Night of the Gun, and recognizes too much of himself in it.
Tom Matlack gives a very personal account of Civil Rights in a time and place where not much was civil–Mississipi, 1964
In terms of the thought leadership on gender men are getting a raw deal.