A New Way of Seeing Things
Vol. X of The Sunday Selects
Happy Sunday. Welcome to the curatorial issue of PATH NINE where I share recommendations, links, and ideas that will help you on your path to think, work, and live better.
We’re just wrapping up a brief trip to Seattle, where we’ve been house/pet-sitting for the past week. Even if we only had time to see a few friends—and only for a brief moment—it was a nice reminder of the value of changing your environment and switching things up.
In the spirit of switching things up, I’m testing a new format for the Sunday Selects. It’s more direct and to the point, so hopefully you like it.
Have a great week!
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"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” - Henry Miller
Here are five things that I thought were worth sharing this week:
The new HOLIDAY HOME aesthetic is "OFFICE LOBBY." This one struck a chord with me. I hadn't realized that I’ve subconsciously embodied this concept and aesthetic within the new home I'm (still, yes STILL) building. It made me think: what happens when our spaces — work, home, holiday — merge into our primary living space? Where do we go, to do the things we do that aren’t meant for “home?”
Ideas I'm thinking about: Building a creative practice by John Warner. A love letter to creative work, and a hate letter (that's a thing, right?) to anyone who thinks creative work is wasteful or without merit (aka idiots). The article has me contemplating and re-evaluating an idea I explored in 2020 about the pros and cons of automating creativity and creative work.
What I'm watching: Break Point. Not to be confused with Point Break — although I'd pay to watch Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves play a tennis match — it’s an inside look into the intense pressure of professional tennis mixed with a bit of drama and reality.
What I'm listening to: the debut album from LA-based Militarie Gun is grungy guitar licks, interstellar interludes, and raspy vocals that remind me of some of my favorite albums from the 90s.
Coming up next: next week, I have an article on the Return to Office (RTO) mandates taking place in the tech sector and what these efforts mean for the future of work. If you haven't already subscribed, do it now so you can get the latest issue.
And, just in case you missed it…
Here are some things that I’ve written and shared recently.
Until Next Time!
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— Kevin K. (@kkirkpatrick)