Monday Morning Dispatch - Volume #129

Start your Monday off right:

  1. Urban Golf could only have originated in a place like Portland. Armed with a few clubs, a tennis ball, and probably a few beers, you golf along the street with various structures serving as the "holes".  
  2. My oven is currently in need of repair as it wont light properly (its a gas oven). Naturally, I keep finding recipes for gorgeous loaves of bread like this TUSCANY’S PORK FAT BITS COUNTRY BREAD. I can imagine how amazing a grill cheese made with this bread would be. 
  3. The illustrator, Christopher Niemann, documented his trip to the remote island of Svalbard combining photographs with his whimsical drawings. A great example of story telling in different ways than the conventional methods. 
  4. National Geography photographers continually return with stunning images providing a new glimpse at the world. Kenji is their secret weapon. He builds the custom camera gear that makes some of the images possible. 
  5. I am not really sure how I stumble upon the jazz documentary, 1959 The Year that Changed Jazz, but I easily spent the next hour watching the stories behind 4 of the most influential jazz albums which all were released in 1959. I bought the Miles Davis and Dave Dave Brubeck's album yesterday at my local record shop. 
  6. your life is your life
    don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
    be on the watch.
    there are ways out.
    there is light somewhere.
    it may not be much light but
    it beats the darkness.
    be on the watch.
    the gods will offer you chances.
    know them.
    take them.
    you can’t beat death but
    you can beat death in life, sometimes.
    and the more often you learn to do it,
    the more light there will be.
    your life is your life.
    know it while you have it.
    you are marvelous
    the gods wait to delight
    in you.
    -- by Charles Bukowski
  7. Milton Glaser, the famed graphic designer who came up with the "I "heart" NY" campaign, shares his 10 things he has learned over his career. The "Doubt is Better than Certainty" is a particularly interesting idea to explore. 

  8. Jon Burgerman exploded on the internet for his quirky doodles combined with mundane life events. In this Nice Tuesdays talk, he shares how he built his career of weird side projects which built upon each other. 

  9. Gary Vanyerchuk continues to deliver gems. If you are struggling to get something started, just watch "How to Start" and I am pretty sure Gary's energy alone could push you to action. 

  10. Speaking of starting, I restarted my podcast, "The Creative Bar". I interview fellow creators who inspire me and we have a free flowing conversation. Check it out and if you like it, subscribe.