Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #76

Start your Monday off right: 

  1. Sekou Andrews delivers the perfect response to the common drudgery of Monday with The Awesome Anthem. Save this for those inevitable days when you feel less than your normal self. 
  2. Jedediah Corwyn Voltz builds miniature treehouses that snugly fit into various houseplants and cacti. I wonder how quickly my cat would demolish one of those structures in his relentless pursuit of a tasty houseplant. 
  3.  Is that not worth exploring? The pianist, James Rhodes, asks this profound question. He spent 10 years away from the piano working a corporate job when this question hit him. So spent the next 5 years learning everything he could in order to deliver that very first concert. 
  4. Architecture students at Auburn University designed a one bedroom house that only costs $14K. Their challenge now is navigating the complicated housing system isnt set up for an innovative house. Considering the current price of most homes, this solution could revolutionize certain areas of the housing market. 
  5. Patrick Barr, aka Tiger Hood, is a photographer in NYC who probably more famous for playing golf with milk cartons stuffed with newspaper. During a dark period in his life, he found a golf club and refused to let the lack of a golf course stop him. 
  6. “I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.” ― Frederick Douglass
  7. The great blog Farnam Street posted their Spring 2016 Reading List if you are looking for your next book. On the theme of book recommendations, Ryan Holiday has a great list as well. 
  8. One of my main struggles right now is learning how to spend quality time working on a task or project without letting my concentration jump around to the various social media sites. Cal Newport's new book, "Deep Work", examines the cost of this distraction. Here is a great review to wet your appetite.