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On Marriage and Patience
Also: Residuals Are Weird, Simulating the Old in the New, and Morbo y Mambo
This weekend, I got married and I chose to spend most of the week with family (who I don’t get to see so often anymore), good friends, and my wife.
So, this newsletter is a bit shorter than usual.
As I grow older, I’ve been investing more time into doing things that can only done through patience and consistency. By showing up every day. To write a newsletter every week. To run consistently. In many ways, marriage in 2023 can seem unreasonable when many of us today could expect to live over a 100 years old. But, it gives me joy to consider the prospect of the patience and consistency required in building a loving marriage through decades to come. Getting to marriage is merely the first step. I look forward to the rest!
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Residuals Are Weird
In some instance, writing a song for a TV show ended up receiving more royalties and residuals than writing the show did.
I sometimes get frustrated with the mandatory rights involved with music (because it allows for less flexible licensing arrangements), but in this instance, it’s a net good. I wish more TV shows and other media had strong residual arrangements. The recent WGA in that sense is a step back in the right direction.
The Running Novelist
I never knew Haruki Murakami was such a runner. Definitely going to pick up his book on running. As a writer who lives running, I’m sure it will resonate. Have you read it?
Emulating The Past
Modern IMAX reels seem to run off simulated Palm Pilots. If it works, why change it?
In this case, it’s technological. But… I wonder if there are examples of simulating old systems with wrappers like this, that aren’t technological. The shell gets updated, but the insides are an old simulation. In architecture, maybe updating the exterior, but the walls inside aren’t touched. In stories, maybe a sequel that still tells the same story. In politics democracy is introduced, but inside there’s still the same chambers of power tied to wealth. Any examples you can think of?
Weekly Zora Mint
Farcaster went permissionless this week and there’s been a few commemorative mints. This one stood out to me. Love the texture!
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Morbo Y Mambo - Poman
This is the first song my wife sent me and it’s lyrics formed a cornerstone of our relationship. Still love this song dearly.
Es el silencio que hoy es tan perfecto, ya no escapemos mas mundo es nuestro.
It is the silence that today is so perfect, let’s not escape anymore the world is ours.
Much love! See you next week!
Remember to enjoy a sunset (with someone you love)!