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The Agenda for Friday, April 24, 2020

What day is it again? I’m afraid this is all starting to feel more normal as the days go on, but I remain hopeful about the future! We’ve had so much quality time with each other and with our kids — I’m sure we’ll actually miss parts of this when all is said and done. I may have actually figured out my morning routine… more on that another time.

Stay positive, and stay home if you can! I’ll see you next week.


1. I wish I’d had this idea. Good Books is a curated selection of over 6,500 books “recommended by successful people.” That logo is fantastic.

2. And speaking of books, I’ve really enjoyed Dan Cederholm’s self-published Twenty Bits I Learned About Design, Business & Community. It’s a wonderful little read and just a beautiful book to own.

3. Here are a couple of other reads worth mentioning: Maker Minions by Michael Gill, and The Digital Product Handbook.

4. Author Jon Acuff suggests one way to double the amount of books you read in a year.

5. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a sucker for a good post detailing someone’s desk or office accoutrements, so you know I’m loving this round-up from the team at The Sweet Setup.

6. This is handy for me right now: Seth Godin’s Zoom tips for the modern age. (Sorry about my cheeky backgrounds, everyone. At least they’re not animated. Yet.)

7. Chef Vivian Howard’s Somewhere South might be my perfect non-scripted show: equal parts travelogue, food & cooking, and history. In a way it reminds me of Alton Brown’s Feasting on Asphalt series from a while back.

8. And now for a little food tech: check out these gorgeous outdoor pizza ovens by Ooni.

9. And speaking of beautiful, these Monty Milk Art Cups by Fellow are stunning as well.

10. When it comes to music, I’m something of an old soul at times, and lately I’ve been digging this Billy Joel show from 1993. Billy’s voice may have peaked here — it’s really, really good.

P.S. In May I’m planning to golf 100 holes in one day to support Beacon of Hope, a local organization that provides no-cost counseling. It’s an important cause for me, especially during this time. Want to partner with me?

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