Each week I share three things I like – It could be a book, a movie, a podcast, an album, a photo, an article, a restaurant, a food item, a beverage, or anything else I simply enjoy and think you might too. You can find a whole pile of things, especially books, I like and recommend HERE.
Nashville is a foodie haven with all sorts of New American and Fusion this or that moving to town. Well, Big Al’s is old American comfort food without the fusion. It is fried chicken, catfish, shrimp ‘n grits, and Nashville’s best burger (my rating, not some janky listicle). It is part corner store and part restaurant that serves up coke in cans, tea that’s sweet, and all of it on checkered table clothes at shared tables. It’s the kind of place where people don’t go for business meals but for conversation with whoever you rode with and whoever you end up sitting with. Big Al’s is a treasure, so be sure to hit it up when you’re in town.
I love Moleskine notebooks. At any given time I am using one for budgeting and home management, one for writing notes, one for work notes, one for journaling, and one for creating writing – that’s 5 Moleskines in rotation right now. Why these slightly more expensive ones instead of any old bound notebook? Why these instead of some other high end German engineered writing receptacle? I could argue their quality; they are nicer than most other notebooks. The paper is of just the right weight not to bleed through and just absorbent enough not to let ink smear. Really, though, it’s psychological. Just as an Apple computer makes users feel creative and forward thinking and a nice suit is dressing for success so a Moleskine makes users feel like a writer or a creator a journaler. You don’t get that from spiral bound or composition notebooks. You don’t get that from legal pads. Those feel like homework or meeting notes, and they feel disposable. Moleskines feel like a creative investment that will last.
3. “Bored of Education” by Propaganda
He’s a licensed and former teacher. And he expresses my thoughts better than I can on this one.