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Jul 6, 2021Liked by Rob Walker

I'm looking for a word to describe the dilemma that arises with the release of a new installment of a long, complicated series. A story so long or complicated that I can't remember what happened well enough to enjoy the next installment, but also don't want to go back and reread or rewatch all the prior material. Think every Game of Thrones Book, or season 3 of Dark.

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Jul 5, 2021Liked by Rob Walker

What's the word to describe the amazing feeling you have when you've been on a great holiday, and return to work feeling invinceable? Like no shit's gonna stick, almost like a vacation cocoon. Lasts about half a day for me.

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Jul 8, 2021Liked by Rob Walker

Indeed! Ihave learned a great deal from you, Rob. Thank you!

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Thanks for including On Kawara's I Got Up series in your newsletter. I find his work deeply compelling, seeing the daily repetition of life represented in different forms as a way of getting us to observe both the meaning and futility of our existence. Our brief lives exist in time, irrespective of the drama we create, it is indifferent to us and is perpetual. Thanks for an always interesting newsletter!

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Jul 6, 2021Liked by Rob Walker

Nope, I don't I know about Subtle Maneuvers. Last week I was out of the loop about Ethan Hawkes. I am starting to wonder If I am an outlier, missing all the inside references, who wandered into the wrong room.

Regarding Thoughts About Thoughts: Interesting to think about the 80/20 rule applied to our daily thoughts.

Most of life is pretty routine, so much so, that a friend of mine would constantly describe het day as "Same "stuff" different day."

I am not a fan of that quote, so I came up with my own: Same movie, different popcorn.

Still having 20 percent available for creative thinking gives us 5 hours, 20 minutes to work with every day. A lot can be done in that time!

Great story about the phone booth calls! The phone is a great prop to facilitate communication and imagination. Similar, I think, to a guy singing into his toothbrush and pretending it is a microphone and he is playing to a packed stadium.

Lastly, I did find the baby leopard, but it was already spotted! It is a leopard after all.

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Jul 6, 2021Liked by Rob Walker

There's also a lovely novel about the Wind Phone called "The Phone Booth at the Edge of the World."

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