An Interview to Kick Off 2022

Well, July, we are a long way from needing ice!

Jan, 3, 2022: When I listen to the radio, which I do often, I come into contact with new content. New content for my head, for my heart. Listening to radio feels softer than other media (in between the often daunting hourly news). I often feel like I’m part of something bigger. I prefer radio, maybe, because it doesn’t take over all of my senses at once,

Today “The Current” interviewed people doing kind of normal things. As our society heads into another year of what we hadn’t expected, “The Current” highlights taking it easier.

Today’s show included an interview with Jeff Warren of “The Do Nothing Project“. Sometimes we have to get off the wheel of actions & thoughts, and sit, reflect, and actually do nothing; and sometimes it’s easier with a bit of company. Jeff Warren has also written well and simply about the democratization of mental health. Links included in above.

Best wishes for a good year….Welcome 2022.

Hot Days

Ice is Nice.

This is the time for intense creativity. We are perhaps still wanting to stay in [covid], and yet it is too hot to stay in [weather]. It is too hot to go out [weather, fires]. The government is unsure if we are to be out or in [covid]. The economists think we should be out [$]. Docs and nurses want us to stay in [covid]. Some have to work [$]. Some can’t [$]. Some think we should travel [$], some think we should not [fires, gas, $].

It’s hard to know.

So whatever your leanings, grab some ice, a thermos, ice tea. Go sit in the shade – in the moments or hours that you can – with a good poem, podcast, book, whatever. These are the days. It can be OK.