Let’s Talk About… COVID-19 and Beauty in the Chaos

Let’s Talk About… COVID-19 and Beauty in the Chaos

We are living in unprecedented times. Our lives have changed in significant ways and there is no way for us to know the extent it will continue to shift or how long this will last. Hell, we have no idea if things will ever be the same again…and maybe that’s a good thing. As COVID-19 began to unfold we moved from society (a majority, not all) underestimating the seriousness of the outbreak to a panicked call to follow the experts’ instructions.

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Let’s Talk About… Trees, Greta and Corcovado

Let’s Talk About… Trees, Greta and Corcovado

For as long as I remember, I have always been drawn to nature.

I think a lot of people are. There’s a pull that feels otherworldly. You can see the ocean breathing in and out, you can hear the trees whispering, and feel the heartbeat of the Earth warming your soul. The tingle in air just before a storm, the smell in a field of wildflowers, the power and gentle temperament of endless cooperation that can’t quite be fathomed entirely.

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Let’s Talk About…Nostalgia-driven Streaming: Baby Yoda & High School Musicals

Hi, so, can we talk about the rise of nostalgia-driven streaming entertainment and the genius that is DisneyPlus?

See, in a very real sense, my eyes rolled at the announcement of DisneyPlus. I looked to my brother in exacerbation. My mind had instinctually arrived at the conclusion that taking all of their movies and shows from other streaming services and putting it behind, yet another paywall was entertainment suicide. If not from pure frustration of, surely people would be limited in their consumption, or maybe they would simply turn to those alternative pirating avenues.

But then something interesting happened: they boosted their launch with the announcement of original shows. At that moment I sat intrigued because, sure, they would still battle the pirates, but in all honestly, that didn’t really matter. They had something better, the balls and good sense to appeal to the parts of us that can’t help but hang on to the fuzzy memory stores of our brains.

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