So a LOT of folks celebrating France’s World Cup win also thought that Christopher Nolan was filming Inception 2 when Joseph Gordon Levit and Leonardo DeCaprio were seemingly spotted at the Inception Bridge. Turns out it was just @jackwa1sh and I hanging around. False alarm folks, go back to what you were doing.
I love my alone time running in nature, but I also love hiking with a friend and having conversation that oscillates between the deep and serious and the downright funny and ridiculous. Thanks for an awesome time, Ben.
I started listening to @pearljam when this guy was 2 years old. Tonight I took him to his first Pearl Jam show. Such a fun—albeit much too brief—day with my brother Seán. Thankful that music is one of the many things that bonds us. Love you, bro. Until the next episode....
There are very few people who I let touch my beard with ✂️!
Before my trip home to Ireland, I spent a week looking up barbers to get a decent trim. Mark Gaye (@notoriousbarbers) came up as top dawg in all my searches. The actual experience blew my mind. This guy has talent and drive that exceeds anyone in the game. A self-taught, self-made success, he’s blazing a trail across the globe with his incredible skill and artistry.
Thanks for the hook-up, Mark. It was a highlight of my trip. See ya again soon, bro👊🏼🙌🏼!
I grew up as a Gen-X kid. My friends and I played rock shows, contributed to fanzines, passed tapes of grunge bands amongst each other with our own designs on the cover. Communication was face to face and our ideas and conversation crackled like sparks in the air. When I lived in Australia—just as email was becoming a thing—I eschewed it as a form of staying in touch with people and wrote letters instead. I saw the world through the lens of my own eyes and loved every second of it. The memories I have are far more indelible than the photos collecting dust on my living room shelf. I am not purposefully trying to make myself sound old or romanticise the past, but over the past 5 weeks away from social media I have thought a lot about the digital footprint I am leaving and personal brand I am communicating to the world. I do see the positivity of using IG and have received countless messages from people who have taken up running, or gotten sober, or just followed their passions.
But it can also be a double-edged sword. A battleground where people are cruel and hide anonymously whilst masquerading ignorant opinions as their "truth." In the long run it's human personal connection that nourishes the soul. The amount of followers or likes will NEVER have the same currency as a deep connection with a handful of people.
Disconnect every so often, it’s good for the soul.
PC: David Thomas.