BOTTOM OF THE WORLD on Netflix, was OK. A mysterious disappearance of a young woman leads her boyfriend on a journey for truth and reality in this dark thriller that plays around with traditional narrative structure. Overall it felt like a David Lynch- lite film, which is to say it was trying really hard, even when it didn’t fully connect.
“I am afraid that our eyes are bigger than our stomachs, and that we have more curiosity than understanding. We grasp at everything, but catch nothing except wind.”
― Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays
It’s like he’s in my head. I’m curious about everything, but sitting down to master something is a constant struggle. Because, hey, look at this cool thing over here and…
It’s been a busy Memorial Day Weekend 👇
- Cleaned up the yard and did some planting.
- Couple of good solid 5-mile hikes through the woods.
- Birthday/cook out at friend’s.
- Inaugural disc golf outing.
But now it’s time for Red Sox/Bruins double header.
The boy and I went out for our first disc golf round this season. Even got to try out some new discs. #MemorialDayWeekend
Like smart horror? Check out THE ASCENT on Prime- veteran detective faces off against a murderer claiming to be something more than human. Come for the chills but stay for the sharp dialogue and superb acting all with an indie budget of $15k. Punches way above its weight.
“You are not your job, you’re not how much money you have in the bank. You are not the car you drive.”*
And I am more than a job search coach. Consider this a (re)introduction.
It is easy to be just one thing. Project Manager. Sales Executive. Job Seeker. But we’re a whole lot more than our job titles. I want to know people beyond the branding statements. Real conversation mixed among the business as usual.
I’ll go first.
I’m an English teacher and job search coach, but I also love talking about books, movies and music. For instance, I love all the hype around #EndGame, but it’s quieter stories like Jonathan Glazer’s UNDER THE SKIN with Scarlett Johansson that I really get into. Things that are quiet, purposefully slow, and a little unnerving are really my jam.
I have a newsletter that goes out a couple times a month where I talk about these kinds of things- along with a quick career or job search tip or two. It’s a little bit of all the things that make me, me. Teacher, job search coach, pop culture aficionado. If this sounds like your thing I’d love you to join the conversation. Link to a recent edition – if it’s your thing too, just click the subscribe button on the top left.
Your turn. What do you do, talk about, think about, when you’re not an accountant, IT manager or writer? DM me on Twitter, respond on Microblog, shoot me an email, whatever. I honestly want to know.
*Bonus points if you get the film reference.
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