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Books of the Summer

Everything gets better when I read. My awareness. My marriage. My health. My joy. My energy. All of it gets an uptick in a better and more beautiful direction.

Here’s a few of the books I’ve enjoyed over the last couple months.

The Third Plate – Dan Barber


You may recognize the author, Dan Barber, from one of the episodes of Chef’s Table on Netflix. You’ll find it packed with incredible stories and if you’ve never awakened your inner foodie this will do it.

How To Be Here – Rob Bell


All too often we hold on to our yesterday’s and prematurely jump into our tomorrow’s. Rob wonderfully unpacks just how electric our present moments are with the wonder and awe that we are truly after. Rob joined us earlier this year at Let The Music Play Podcast to talk about How To Be Here.

Biocentrism – Robert Lanza


You know the world isn’t flat and, hopefully, that finding meaning isn’t linear. But wait until you learn about consciousness.

Becoming Wise – Krista Tippett 


Krista’s work at OnBeing is truly one of my most cherished gifts I’ve experienced over the last few years. In Becoming Wise she takes the gold gathered from many of her interviews over the years and couples it with her insight and personal alchemy. Krista, from all of us, thank you.

Present Over Perfect – Shauna Niequist


From the author that brought us Bread and Wine, comes a lovely memoir that is mapped full of roads to more peace, fulfillment, and simplicity. PS – She may be joining us at LTMP Podcast soon.




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Musings for Your Weekend

Chef’s Table Season 2 on Netflix


If you haven’t watched Season 1, then start there. These are some of the most beautiful stories and people you’ll find in documentary world today.

Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living by Krista Tippett


Krista’s work and conversations on meaning, beauty, and the art of living have been such a gift for me over the years. Please purchase and read her new, Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living.

Watch Bonnaroo Live via Red Bull TV Live Stream


Can’t be in Tennessee this weekend? No worries. Watch the live stream from Bonnaroo. The schedule can be found here.

Lastly, if you haven’t listened to Let The Music Play Podcast, please give an episode a spin. Our guests this year have been food for the soul.

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Reading By The Fire

I’m always in about 10 different books at a time. So I thought to share some the latest ones that have been interesting and fun!

Here’s a few that you may enjoy unwinding 2015 with….

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace – John O’donohue

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I read from this book in my last podcast and have journeyed further into O’donohue’s words since then. If you’re looking for deeper and calmer presence in your days a way to increase your awareness to the depths of beauty that surrounds you, this is something you should read. But please, read it slow…sip it and then live it. If you haven’t checked out LTMP Podcast, we would love to have you join us and check out the last episode by clicking here.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow


I’m late to the ball on this one. Nevertheless, I learned about the Broadway Musical, Hamilton, on 60 Minutes a couple of weeks ago. Today I started to listen to the soundtrack for the musical that is unlike anything I’ve experienced in a long time. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s genius shines so bright here…Story and music, I’m all in.

Franklin BBQ: A Meat Smoking Manifesto – Aaron Franklin & Jordan Mackay


You’re now getting a glimpse into the randomness of my library. But let me say, if you’re an artist or a foodie, you’ll love this. And if you’re neither artist or foodie or from Texas, at least you’ll have a new appreciation for the religion that is Texas BBQ.

Dark Matter and Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe – Lisa Randall


This book kept crossing my path in all kinds of ways. First, I listened to Lisa’s interview at On Being with Krista Tippett. Next, I received Maria Popova’s weekly newsletter from Brain Pickings and noticed she posted a review in this week’s in The New York Times. Congrats Maria! As always, thank you Krista! And Lisa, I’m thankful for wonderers like you!

Ok friends! I hope you get to sit still by the fire with one of these before 2016 arrives. Really, do you need anything more than history, beauty, dark matter, and barbecue?

PS – Don’t forget to check out my Project November, December: Gratitude to Joy on Instagram.



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In Honor of the Super Moon

If the cosmos aren’t your thing, feel free to delete this blog/email now. Better yet, go check out the Super Moon tonight.

If you’re still ‘wondering what they (the stars) are‘, and I hope you are, please take some time to read or listen the links below this week.

A First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos. By Tim Ferris

Written by Tim Ferris, this gives incredible insight into what scientist are finding out about the expanding Universe and dark matter as well as dark energy. Thank you Tim! http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/hidden-cosmos/ferris-text

Asteroids, Stars, and the Love of God. On Being with Krista Tippett

Did you know The Vatican has an observatory? Yes, even the Pope is wondering where we are, what’s around us, and how the Universe is expanding. Listen to this conversation from On Being with Krista Tippett as she discusses the stars and the love of God with Brother Guy Consolmagno (Director of the Vatican Observatory) and Father George Coyne (Former Director of the Vatican Observatory). Where else can you find priests with asteroids named after them? https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/guy-consolmagno-george-coyne/id150892556?i=353138415&mt=2

Sorry, Einstein. Quantum Study Suggests ‘Spooky Action’ Is Real. New York Times

Things get really weird and really awesome at the subatomic and quantum level. This article in the New York Times shows how scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands reported that they had conducted an experiment that confirms one of the more mysterious claims of quantum theory — that objects separated by great distance can instantaneously affect each other’s behavior. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/22/science/quantum-theory-experiment-said-to-prove-spooky-interactions.html?_r=1

In the end, it’s music up there.

Look up and listen close.

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