In case you are wondering if a bunch of private high school kids have the to pull off Rent; these kids do.
Tonight: Rent at Saint Paul Academy (my wife went here K-12)
The defining challenge of our time is to renew the promise of American democracy by reversing the calcifying effects of accelerating inequality.
Fascinating and important read.
Two more notes on the David Byrne show:
Get balcony seats. Seriously. This show is better from an elevated position. The first of its kind I’ve ever seen that one could say that for.
Second, here’s my wife’s review
I’ve seen a lot of concerts. A lot.
David Byrne’s latest touring show is easily one of the top five I’ve seen in my life.
Tonight: David Byrne
Finished reading The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich last night. It was a gift and recommendation from Mr. Sean Sharp. It’s a lovely collection of observations on the American West and life on the ranch. Beautifully written and richly evocative. Rewarding.
I enjoyed Craig Mod’s piece on how to survive air travel very much. That said, it is obviously written for those traveling single (or, at least, without kids).
I find the idea of our old memories, accidentally trapped in amber by our digital devices interesting. The post spawned for me both a walk down digital detritus lane but also a reminder to delete the no longer needed cruft.