Ephemera No. 2

Oct 13, 2022 in Ephemera

Photo by Martin Sanchez on Unsplash

September was a slog, and quite possibly the worst month in many years. Family passed, friends lost their jobs and my fiancé was bitten by a dog and had a scary few days in the hospital. There were a few bright spots there, but I’m just glad to see October hit and fall weather start to roll in.

I’ve not been reading as much as I’d like, even though I have a good backlog of books. I’m hoping to get through The Peripheral before the movie hits. Shocking I’ve never read that book before, it’s right up my alley on topic. I’ve also started pre-reading a good friends unreleased book.

Here are some links I ran across recently. Enjoy!

The Oeschinenesee summer toboggan run in Switzerland

This is a bonkers ride down a mountainside. I can’t tell in the video if the riders have any speed control or if it’s just a free fall. I wish I could say I’d be brave enough to ride this, but no way.

Ocean Photographer of the Year

Ocean Photographer of the Year

Amazing underwater photos, and the wave photo that won is just spectacular.

Eclipse the dog, known for riding the bus alone to the dog park, has died

This is both heartbreaking and wonderful. I'm partial to dog stories as we have two dogs that we share a home with. Neither of which can ride a bus.

I've been hunting for a new day bag

I have a Timbuk2 messenger bag, and it's great. It's just too big to be a good day bag. Ordered this today, and will be using it extensively on our upcoming Maui trip. Also, I LOVE how Timbuk2 shows a video clip of actual people wearing the bag.

Testing an Apple Watch Ultra in the Scottish Highlands

I didn't upgrade my Apple Watch this season, but the new Ultra looks sexy as hell. A few good friend s picked this up and love it. This video is a bit long, but I love that it's in Scotland and how much detail he puts into the everything.

Omenana - speculative fiction by Africans

I don't recall how I ran across this link but I love the site, the themes and the mission. "We are a tri-monthly magazine that is open to submission from speculative fiction writers from across Africa and the African Diaspora." Much reading planned here.

Which books do you consider real gems in your field of work/study?

One of the reasons I love reading Hacker News so much is the depth of intelligent discussions and feedback that come in the comments. The topics covered in this thread are often way outside my interest, but the way the books are covered here makes me want to rethink my reading habits a bit.