This is not a vacation.

Our silliest Good Enough newsletter yet. It doesn’t feel like a day to be silly, but maybe that’s okay.

I think Observations on 6 years of journaling might have helped me to crack the code of this thing I need to do for myself, which is daily journaling. I’ve never believed I could do it at night. Now I believe that’s when I need to do it. 🤞that tool research doesn’t bog me down.

Oliver Burkeman’s latest newsletter includes this bit. I’m happy to read someone agreeing with my estimation of the actual amount of expertise out there in the world. This is my personal way to handle feeling like an imposter:

Imposter syndrome? Worse than you think – because you think the issue is that you don’t yet have the qualifications to hold your own among your colleagues, when in fact the truth is that everyone is winging it, all the time, and that if you’re ever going to make your unique contribution to the world, you’re going to have to do it in a state of unreadiness.

News flash: Aaron Copland is pretty good. 🎵

Finished up The Revenge of Analog by David Sax, featuring @patrickrhone and @rohdesign. Good eats!📚

Related to that prior post, take a look at this video/audio toybox, Xorberax Visualizer. How fun is that? 🔗

Sometimes these folks get to be a little much, but it is true that Poolsuite FM is an inspiration for what we’re doing with Good Enough. I think each week or two I’ll try to share other inspirations. These may be things found in the past or things just discovered that same day.

It’s marching band season.

Some good spam asking for blog links:

I stumbled upon your article here Insightful topic!

🎵 Hard (2022) by Tove Styrke

Pop that brings you back. Gated drums on the intro track make you think Phil Collins is involved. “Start Walking” and “Show Me Love” also slap. h/t @zioibi

Taking a break as the oldest wraps up her college orientation.

Friday. Jack White. 🎵

🍿 Wrath of Man (2021)

It was pretty good…Guy Ritchie without the Guy Ritchie. Not sure why gave it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️, but it was good!

Victor Wooten is amazing and this is amazing. I should have taken about five pages of notes on this interview.


Did they fix the Apple Music app? #wwdc

Woke up today to having an order of magnitude more sign ups than it has had before. Cool! I’m curious what person-with-an-audience talked about it.

Listening to vinyl again for the first time in a while. Shostakovich – Symphony No. 5 is good for workin’. 🎵

Let the summer of margaritas commence.

Finished reading: Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert 📚

I just had a nighttime video call with a friend. Typically with evening hangs, especially virtual, I have a terrible time getting to sleep before midnight or 1 A.M. Let’s see if I can break that streak tonight.

I surprised myself and wrote one oblique sort of thing about how I’m feeling in this America we happen to live in at the moment: Anti-Leadership.

We just wrapped up A Good Enough Newsletter and it will go out this afternoon. This time there will be a contest with a fabulous prize. Woo!

🎶 There’s a new release of Max Richter’s take on Vivaldi. (I talked about this previously.)

I took the jump. /cc @odd & @SimonWoods

Is there a Twitter client that allows you to cut Twitter’s feature set to the following?

  • Posting
  • Reading @replies
  • Reading direct messages

If not, is there a Twitter client that allows you to cut Twitter’s feature set to the following?

  • Posting