Resilience, Marxism, Wes Andersen and more
My first publication on a new platform. Do you want to stick around?
Thanks for reading my irregular and sometimes random posts. I’ve decided to move this newsletter to a new platform, Substack, and I’m recommitting to weekly posts on Fridays.
I’m naming it Headspace. Basically, it’s a download of things I’ve been noodling about and found fun, intriguing or enriching during the week.
It’s entirely possible this is not your cup of tea. If so, please unsubscribe and thank you for reading my stuff. If you want to stick around, here’s what I have for you this week.
Marxism Explained - A fascinating discussion on Fearless with Jason Whitlock. I met Jason recently in Nashville and he invited me on. We talked about my life journey, why reading the Christmas Carol helps us understand Karl Marx, what I've learned experiencing socialism on three different continents and studying economics in the USSR, how cultural Marxism is influencing culture in the US, why truth should inform how we live. Bonus story - why Nobel Prize laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn went from hero to persona non grata after dropping truth during his Harvard University commencement address. If you want to see a clear connection between Marx and the cultural conversation in the US, watch this.
What makes some people resilient and other resentful when processing trauma? Elias Deleault and I spoke with Kyle Spears for the Tribe Exchange. I highly recommend checking this out if you want to learn resilience.
Podcasts: This is probably the most clear, insightful conversation about Web 3 and the future of the internet I’ve heard so far.
Tim Ferriss - Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant — The Wonders of Web3, How to Pick the Right Hill to Climb, Finding the Right Amount of Crypto Regulation, Friends with Benefits, and the Untapped Potential of NFTs
Movies: The French Dispatch by Wes Andersen - a delightful film, pure art and great entertainment. And the cast, brilliant. I can only imagine how much fun they had making this. Benicio del Toro, Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Léa Seydoux, Frances McDormand, Timothée Chalamet, Lyna Khoudri, Jeffrey Wright, Mathieu Amalric, Stephen Park, Bill Murray and Owen Wilson.
Books: Still finishing Steven Garber’s Visions of Vocation. It’s so good, I have to sip it like good wine. Steve has become a friend after I reached out expressing my gratitude for his writing. Steve is my kind of guy, navigating between two worlds: theology and the marketplace and making both of those worlds better. Undoubtedly the most bookmarked and and underlined book lately. Some of the best insights in the Jason Whitlock interview came from Steve. By the way, he’s going to be on the next Tribe Exchange dropping this coming Monday. Don’t miss it.
Thanks for entering my headspace. What headspeace are you in? Leave me your thoughts.