* Soma FM and 3WK Underground are two internet only radio streaming websites. Both helped me endure working night shifts in the early 2000s. All year long the news cycle has been insane and exhausting, so I decided to tune out while diving into the ‘Drone Zone” of Soma FM. Soothing ambient music helping me to keep it cool, to breath slowly, to contemplate life, not as deep as on an acid trip, but good enough to be meaningful.
* When I finished reading Kurt Vonnegut’s “The Sirens of Titan” (a novel published back in 1959) Melissa was by my side streaming some tv show (either Fargo or The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) but shortly after reaching the last words of the novel’s epilogue I felt the need to lay my head on her legs to shed away a few tears.
* My mom’s last visit to NYC was back in early 2004 while winter was still on, then she even got to play in the snow a bit. This coming winter she’s expected to come again but not sure if she’s going to see snow this time around…… fuck global warming.